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Summer Science Academy


~ sponsored by the Oklahoma State Board of Regents ~

Exploring the Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction
June 5-11, 2016
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 2016.

This academy uses animals as tools to teach scientific concepts, mathematics, and enhanced health care for humans. The students will apply their learning through hands-on experiences, workshops, and real human-animal interactions by visiting assisted living centers, child care centers, animal shelters, police and military working dog demonstrations, and participating in a “reading to dogs” program. They will also develop innovative and creative ways of solving environmental and wildlife issues by observing science in action during trips to the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Oklahoma Aquarium in Tulsa. Additionally, they will learn other therapeutic values of animals in human educational, emotional, healthcare, and aviation fields. The students will be introduced to the value that animals played in space exploration. In addition, they will learn the basics of flight and how animals were trained to operate spaceships. Finally, the students will apply this knowledge by building and launching their own rocket.

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. 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 must stay in the dorms - no commuter options.

Applications are due no later than April 22, 2016.

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
Psychology Department
2929 E. Randolph
Enid, OK 73701
(580) 213-3119
email: smstone@nwosu.edu


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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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