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Bethel College Summer Science Institute

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
High School Students

You are invited to the Bethel College Summer Science Institute, to be held online this coming summer. The institute offers opportunities to participate in research investigations in several fields of science and mathematics. You will be able to study fascinating and challenging topics that high school courses typically do not cover. The institute will focus on learning how to do research through close interaction with faculty -- collecting data, testing hypotheses, using statistical software, writing code, etc. Readings will provide background for laboratory and field study. Two Bethel professors recently published an article describing the experience and benefits of the Summer Science Institute.

Research Groups:

Students will select among the five research groups listed below with up to 20 students in each group. This selection will be done on the application by ranking the areas from 1-5. Each student will be limited to one research group to allow opportunities to more students. We will assign groups as high as possible on the student’s ranked list. Thus, early registration is desirable to ensure enrollment in your preferred areas.

Probability: Know Your Odds — led by Paul Regier Ph. D. (Assistant professor of mathematics, University of Science and Arts, Oklahoma)

Measuring Skin Color: Shades of Bias — led by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Ph.D. (Assistant professor of psychology, Allegheny College)

Exploring Enzymes — led by Jeremy Mitchell-Koch, Ph.D. (Bethel associate professor of chemistry)

Understanding and Measuring Attitudes — led by Brad Celestin, Ph.D. (Bethel assistant professor of psychology)

Neuroscience of Music — led by Dwight Krehbiel, Ph.D. (Bethel emeritus professor)

More information about the groups is listed on the application. The groups will also involve Bethel science and mathematics students who will serve as assistants..

The institute is open to students entering grades 10-12, and if space is available, to this year's high school graduates.

Participating Institution(s):
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Bethel College (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Analytical Chemistry
Chemical Biology
Climate Change
Cognitive Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Image Processing
Mathematical Techniques
Molecular Genetics
Physical Sciences
Social Psychology

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Page last updated 5/20/2023
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