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FAU to Offer ‘Summer Science Institute’ for Local Youth

BOCA RATON, Fla. (March 17, 2014) – Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science has opened registration for the third annual “Summer Science Institute” and continuing education courses in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and pre-professional health care subjects.

The “Summer Science Institute” for youth ages 11 through 15 will be offered in two, four-week sessions – Monday, June 16 through Friday, July 11 and Monday, July 14 through Friday, Aug. 8 – from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 777 Glades Road, FAU’s Boca Raton campus.   

The Institute is a non-credit academic program specifically designed to meet the intellectual and cognitive needs of high-performing middle and high school students interested in discovering the world of science.  The program uses a problem-based learning model to develop students’ critical thinking skills and draws from a broad range of disciplines within the sciences to maximize the potential of interdisciplinary science studies. 

Class sizes are small, and students will participate in hands-on research projects and will have exposure to laboratories and expert scientists. Cost for the “Summer Science Institute” is $800 per session, which includes lunch and a T-shirt, plus a $50 application fee. The selection process for the “Summer Science Institute” is competitive, and space is limited. 

For more information or to register, contact the College of Science’s Department of Continuing Education at 561-297-3700 or visit


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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