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, based in Bloomington, provides world-class professional education and research, as well as comprehensive integrated health and wellness services, to people across the United States and around the world. The university's more than 130 faculty members annually teach approximately 6,500 students and professionals pursuing degrees in accredited programs and continuing education in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage and other integrative health treatments. The university, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2016, has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries worldwide.


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