from PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Office of Communications
22 Chambers St.
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
Telephone 609-258-3601; Fax 609-258-1301
For immediate release: June 25, 2003
Media contact: Eric Quiñones, (609) 258-5748, firstname.lastname@example.org
University offers range of summer learning opportunities
Students and teachers come to campus for workshops and cutting-edge
PRINCETON, N.J. -- The academic year has concluded, but an important
season of learning and research at Princeton is just starting. Teachers
and students from the New Jersey region and beyond will be on campus for
a wide range of summer programs, which are led by University faculty,
students and staff and are designed to develop participants' skills and
expose them to cutting-edge research.
From high school students who will report and write newspaper articles
to biology teachers who will learn how to perform DNA fingerprinting in
their classes, the program participants come away with knowledge, technical
resources and mentoring relationships that help them carry their work
further in their own studies and classrooms.
The following is a list of some of the programs taking place this summer.
Reporters are invited to attend. The contacts listed below can provide
information about where the participants work or attend school.
Partners-in-Science, eight weeks in July and August
Three high school teachers will work in the labs of chemistry department
faculty members, participating in real research projects.
Contact: Andy Bocarsly, (609) 258-3888, email@example.com
Computer Camp, July 7-Aug. 31
A camp for local underserved students emphasizes computer literacy as
well as math and writing skills.
Contact: Marjorie Young, (609) 258-6136, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Daily Princetonian
Summer Journalism Program, Aug. 11-20
The student newspaper, The Daily Princetonian, will host 23 students who
are entering their senior years at urban and underfunded high schools.
The students, selected for their interest in journalism, practice reporting
and writing articles, including covering a Mets game and attending a press
conference in Trenton. Participants work with current and former Princetonian
reporters and end by publishing their own issue of the Princetonian.
Contact: Richard Just, (202) 776-0730 ext. 115, email@example.com
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Exploring the Tree of Life: Teaching Genomics, Medicine and Evolution,
This one-day symposium is geared toward high school teachers and is co-sponsored
with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, a local nonprofit organization. The
program is open to all local teachers and will include the 40 teachers
enrolled in the foundation's annual CORE Institute. Leading U.S. scientists
will speak at the symposium.
Contact: Teresa Stevens, (609) 452-7007 ext. 176, firstname.lastname@example.org
Molecular Biology in the 21st Century: Applications & Dilemmas,
Twenty-four teachers from regional schools will participate in an intensive
two-week workshop in which they learn techniques of genetic manipulation,
including projects in which they test food for genetically modified ingredients
and perform DNA fingerprinting.
Contact: Shelley Winslow, (609) 258-1604, email@example.com
Summer Undergraduate Research Program, June 15-Aug. 15
Students from other colleges and universities, often without major research
programs in biology, spend the summer working in the labs of Princeton
Contact: Alison Gammie, (609) 258-6380, firstname.lastname@example.org
Princeton Materials Institute
Upward Bound, July 28-Aug 14; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays through
The materials institute will provide the science program for the Trenton-based
Upward Bound program for local high school students. Participants will
work with faculty and staff in state-of-the-art labs with electron microscopes
and other equipment. The program is coordinated with Mercer Community
Research Experience for Undergraduates, June 9 to Aug. 8
College students from across the country will join a group of Princeton
undergraduates for a summer of working on ongoing research projects in
the labs of Princeton scientists. The students, who are mostly from colleges
that do not have high-level scientific research, become members of the
lab and are assigned actual research projects.
Princeton University Materials Academy, July 21-25, 9 a.m.
to 12 p.m.
Students from Middlesex High School will participate in a weeklong pilot
project in which they will operate an electron microscope and participate
in workshops on robotics and materials science.
Contact: Dan Steinberg, (609) 258-5598, email@example.com
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Plasma Camp, July 21-25
About 12 high school physics teachers, mostly from New Jersey, will work
in the laboratory's Plasma Science Education Lab to better understand
plasma science and find ways to work the subject into their curricula.
Energy in 21st Century: Solar, Fuel Cells and Fusion, Aug. 4-8
The program offers an introduction to current energy research to 20 students
from the Bergen Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology
in Hackensack, N.J.
Research Experience for Undergraduates, June 9-Aug. 15
More than 12 undergraduate students from all over the country as well
as six local high school students will spend 10 weeks working in the labs
of PPPL scientists, actively participating in current research projects.
Contacts: Tony DeMeo, (609) 243-2755, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Patty Wieser, (609) 243-2757, email@example.com
Teacher Preparation Program
Princeton University Preparatory Program, July 5 to Aug. 15
This program brings Trenton-area high school students to campus for an
intensive series of courses, workshops and events designed to provide
the crucial preparation they need to enter college. Participants enroll
for all three summers of high school and work with Princeton Prep mentors
throughout the year.
Contact: Richard Carter, (609) 258-7466, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quest, July 7-18, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
In two separate programs for elementary and middle school teachers, participants
take two weeklong workshops on science topics from Princeton faculty and
staff experts. The workshops are designed to give teachers the confidence
and knowledge they need to expand their own curricula. The workshops include
such topics as weather and climate, earthquakes and volcanoes, and electricity
and magnetism. The program also provides follow-up resources and technical
Contact: Veronica Diehl, (609) 258-3336, email@example.com