Summer Science Academy Offers Kids a Life-Changing Experience

August 12, 2013

An interactive summer learning adventure is in store for 50 high school and middle school students attending the Summer Science Academy at Northwestern Health Sciences University this week. From August 12-16, students from across the Twin Cities will spend five days on Northwestern’s Bloomington campus learning about the human body systems and other science topics.

The Summer Science Academy is free to students. This gives Northwestern the opportunity to reach out to students and families who might not otherwise have such an opportunity. “It’s a great chance to reach out to the underrepresented communities in the Twin Cities,” said Tolu Oyelowo, DC, associate professor, and coordinator of the Summer Science Academy. “It really ties in with our mission to promote community engagement.” Northwestern funds the Science Academy.

The program is in its ninth year. Nearly all students who have attended the Summer Science Academy throughout all four years of high school have enrolled in college. A key factor in the success of the program is the on-going relationships with the mentors from Northwestern, who keep in touch with the high school students throughout the year.

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

Northwestern Health Sciences University is a leader in education, research and health care. With an emphasis on collaborative and integrative care, we offer degrees and programs in acupuncture, Oriental medicine, chiropractic, therapeutic massage and human biology. Northwestern serves nearly 900 graduate and undergraduate students on a 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minn. We care for patients at our five clinics, and many community clinics throughout the Twin Cities area.


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