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Leap into a Hands-on Science Workshop This Summer  

Student in lab working with machinesThe science lessons you've been learning through textbooks and tablets are about to come alive in an extraordinary hands-on experience that you're not going to want to miss!

Seton Hall is looking for science-loving high school students for its Giant Leap Summer Science Workshops. Now in its third year, the program is designed for students ages 14-18 to learn about science through fun and educational week-long workshops that will prepare them for advanced science research. Working in small groups of two or three, students will take on different projects working closely with Seton Hall faculty, graduate students and other researchers.

"I had a great experience. I enjoyed every minute, and I learned new things such as hydraulics and aerodynamics, and how cars, planes and trucks work," says Joshua, a former Giant Leap student. "I think that anyone who is interested in mechanical engineering would benefit from spending a week with these brilliant students and professors."

Female student in labEach workshop will focus on one of four areas: astronomy, mechanics, electronics and robotics. Workshops will run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Astronomy, which requires students to stay on campus overnight. The schedule is as follows:

  • July 10-14: Astronomy
  • July 17-21: Electronics
  • July 24-28: Mechanics
  • July 31-August 4: Robotics

Alfred Freilich, Ph.D. and Jose Lopez, Ph.D. founded and spearheaded the Giant Leap program. Freilich is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall and a full professor at the University of Puerto Rico. He is also a graduate of Columbia University and Stevens Institute of Technology. He has many years of experience in teaching at the university level and working in industry. Lopez is an associate professor of physics who is considered an international expert in the field of microplasmas. He served as the principal investigator on grants from a variety of organizations, including the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, involving plasma research and science education outreach. In total, his grants have been valued at more than $3 million.

The registration deadline for the workshops is June 30. Students who register and pay in full by June 15 will receive a 20% discount!

Ready to take the leap? Click here for more information and to register.

Categories: Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Jose Lopez
  • (973) 761-9057
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