Northwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Psychology
SUMMER SCIENCE ACADEMY 2013
~ sponsored by the Oklahoma State Board of Regents ~
Exploring Human-Animal Interactions
June 9-15, 2013
The academy is FREE!!!
Summer Science Academy Application Form
Microsoft Word Document
This academy is for students going into the 9th or 10th grades in the Fall of 2013. Students will learn basic concepts of human-animal interaction, the benefits of animals in human psychological, physical, and emotional health, the role of wildlife on human health, research design and statistical concepts, data collection, observational research, computer use and presentation, learn more about careers in math and science, and foster a desire to attend college and pursue such careers. This academy's goal is to enhance students’ mathematical and scientific reasoning abilities.
During this one week long residential academy, students participate in activities from 9:00 to 4:00. Sessions consist of lecture and computer skill acquisition; most of the time is spent putting your knowledge into action through hands-on learning experiences, including observational research, a visit to the Alabaster State Caverns and Great Salt Lake State Park, animal-assisted therapy activities, health care activities, and testing hypotheses about the benefits of animals on human health.
Other activities include the group challenges, community involvement, and team building events. Students will participate in animal-assisted activities with young children through senior adults. Students will stay in traditional college dorm rooms with 24 hour supervision by a graduate student and will be provided three meals a day.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Sherril Stone, the academy's director, at the email address below.
The selection process is competitive - all students will be notified by email of their status by April 30. Please make sure we can read your email address as all notifications are by email. If you do not have an email address, please provide a phone number. All students (including Alva residents) must stay in the dorms - no commuter options.
Applications are due no later than May 3, 2013.
You may overnight your application or email all parts of the application to meet the deadline. If you cannot scan the completed application form, just put the requested information into a Word document and send that with student's personal statement.
Summer Science Academy Application Form ~ Microsoft Word Document
Send applications to:
Dr. Sherril Stone
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
2929 E. Randolph
Enid, OK 73701