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2018 Summer Science Programs

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Programs

 

Explorations (Maximum 14 seats per session)

Bergen County Academies is pleased to announce the return of our lab-based summer science programs, Nanotechnology Explorations and Modern Physics / Optics Explorations. Students can participate in each program; a separate fee is required. These programs are designed to introduce students to experimental physics and/or nanotechnology through hands-on activities.

 

Independent Research (Seating is limited and varies by program. See Program Information tab for more details.)

Students enrolled in Independent Research in Biology, with an established project, may work in the labs of Mrs. Donna Leonardi, Dr. Robert Pergolizzi, or Mrs. Alyssa Waldron.

Students enrolled in Independent Research in Nanotechnology, with an established project, may work in the lab of Dr. Deok-Yang Kim at the same time that Nanotechnology Explorations is also running.

The research schedule can be as short as two weeks or as long as four weeks. Each research student must be pre-approved by their mentor before he or she applies. A specific schedule will be created by the student.

Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and seats are only reserved once application, permission slip and payment are received by the Sumer Science Program Coordinator.

For specific information about each of the programs offered, please visit the page under Program Information in the menu to the left.

 

Eligibility

· Students currently attending BCA will be given first priority in registration. Students from all Academies and grade levels are welcome to participate in the Explorations programs.

· Members of the class of 2022 ("Pre-freshmen") can participate in Explorations programs, if space is available.

· Students from other Bergen Tech campuses can participate in Explorations programs, if space is available.

· Only students currently enrolled in independent research with a mentor are eligible for the summer Research programs. Mentor approval is necessary prior to applying due to seating limitations.

 

Dates and Times

 

· Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

 

· Dates for Explorations : (2 two-week sessions)

o Session A: (Modern Physics/Optics and Nanotechnology)

        Week 1: Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 5 (no class on July 4th)

        Week 2: Monday, July 9 - Thursday, July 12

o Session B: (Nanotechnology only)

        Week 3 & 4: July 16 - 26 (Monday - Thursday)

· Dates for Independent Research in Nanotechnology : (4 week long session)

        Week 1: Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 5 (no class on July 4th)

        Week 2,3, & 4: July 9 - 26 (Monday - Thursday)

· Dates for Independent Research in Biology : (4 week long session)

        Week 1: Tuesday, June 26 - Friday, June 29 (no class on Monday, June 25th)

        Week 2: Monday, July 2 - Friday, July 5 (no class on July 4th)

        Week 3, & 4: July 9 - 19 (Monday - Thursday)

 

Program Specific Notes

        All independent research programs have only 1 session that spans the entire four weeks. Students are required to attend a minimum of 8 of the 16 days.

        Modern Physics / Optics only runs during Session A. Students are required to attend a minimum of 7 out of the 8 days.

        Nanotechnology Explorations has two Sessions, A or B, that run two weeks each. A student may enroll in only one, or two different Explorations programs (eg., Session A in Optics and Session B in Nano). Students are required to attend a minimum of 7 out of the 8 days.

 

Cost

 

Explorations Programs:

~ $600 per 2 week session

 

Independent Research Programs:

~ $650 for 4 week program

 

Note: any students taking two Explorations programs must pay two fees. Payments must be made online.

 

Mentors

Modern Physics / Optics Explorations - Dr. Ozgur Dogru

Nanotechnology Explorations - Dr. Deok-Yang Kim

Independent Research - Biology - Dr. Robert Pergolizzi, Mrs. Donna Leonardi, & Mrs. Alyssa Waldron

Independent Research - Nanotechnology - Dr. Deok-Yang Kim

 

Summer Science Program Coordinator - Mrs. Alyssa Waldron