Alaska Summer Research Academy begins Monday
Submitted by Amie Pappas
The eighth annual academy is sponsored by the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics and gives students a preview of college life and the chance to immerse themselves in a variety of professional fields, from biomedicine/health science to marine biology to computer programming."¨"¨
The academy is open to middle and high school students, who receive one college credit when they complete one of the 15 academic modules offered at this year's academy. Among the offerings is a new module, "¨"¨Glacier Dynamics and Biologic Succession, which allows student to travel to Glacier Bay to learn about climate change and the succession of ocean and forest. Other popular courses include robotics and forensics, where students work to solve a crime scene using "CSI"-style detection. "¨
The academy runs through July 25.