College of Natural and Health Sciences
School of Biological Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Topics to be covered include history of spaceflight, mechanics of propulsion and satellite motion, living and working in space and the space shuttle. Taught by Physics faculty. (LAC, gtP)
Six-week summer course introducing motivated high school students to STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) concepts through integrated, engaging experiences. Coursework helps clarify interests and build critical STEM skills. Consent of instructor, letter graded, participation fee required.
Present concepts of the universe, including the "big bang" and "steady state" theories, black holes and continuing expansion. Recent programs such as "Cosmos" will be studied. Taught by Physics faculty. (LAC, gtP)
(3 lecture, 2 laboratory) Investigation of physical science concepts, emphasizing their application to the physical world. (LAC, gtP)
Prerequisite: ENG 122. Techniques of problem identification, literature survey, data interpretation and synthesis and technical reports. (LAC, gtP)
(1 lecture, 2 laboratory) Science teachers will learn how to apply the microcomputer as a tool in the classroom for interfacing with equipment, data management, software evaluation, record keeping and word processing.
Prerequisites: two of the following courses: BIO 265, ESCI 265 or SCI 265. A look at the nature of scientific inquiry by investigating scientific breakthroughs in each of the four areas of science: biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics.