CINSAM (Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics) together with three NKU Colleges are offering Summer Academies designed specifically for High-School students looking to deepen their content knowledge, prepare for future classes and bolster their resume in preparation for college applications. Academies are a way to make like-minded friends and have fun while exploring concepts that are beyond the lessons taught in most high-school classrooms.
Whether working in the College of Informatics’ cutting edge Cyber-Security lab, operating sophisticated scientific equipment or isolating chemical compounds to solve forensic mysteries; these summer academies will expose you to high-level subjects and experiences. Our academies will challenge you to use critical thinking and teamwork, while having fun and exploring topics that you love!
For any questions regarding camp programming, contact CINSAM (email@example.com)
As a participant in the Engineering & Technology Academy, students will design and build using 3D printers, work with robots, and learn welding! Students will also have the opportunity to learn from Engineers in the field through two fieldtrips.
Learn how the many faces of chemistry (organic, analytical, materials, biochemistry) are involved in drug design and medicinal research. This camp will expose students to various synthetic, purification, and identification techniques that are routinely used in drug design. Students will carry out a variety of experiments and use cutting edge research instrumentation (Scanning Electron Microscope, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, GC/MS, IR-Spectrometer) to characterize and analyze molecules. In addition, current undergraduate students and NKU faculty will share their research endeavors as they relate to medicinal chemistry and drug design.
Computer Science Academy will involve hands-on activities where you will learn about the field of computer science and its many applications. Participants will work in our one of our state-of-the art labs and interact with different Computer Science faculty.
This academy is designed for students who have a curiosity about mathematics and its applications! The topics explored with go beyond what you’ve experienced in a traditional class and will enter you into a distinctive community of young mathematicians.
Scholarships: CINSAM Summer Camp fees remain low due in large part to sponsorship from Ashland. Additionally, this sponsorship allows CINSAM to offer scholarships to low-income students who meet the requirements for the "Free & Reduced Meal" programs in KY, IN and OH. Parents have the option to apply for a scholarship on the registration form.