Summer At ASMSA

 

Summer at ASMSA offers exciting camps where rising sophomores can participate in fun and challenging programs focusing on art, music and acoustics, mathematics, computer science, and biomedicine. Camps are tuition free and space is limited.

NERD C.A.M.P. (June 17-22, 2018)

ASMSA is a place where the state’s top students in mathematics and computer science can soar among talented peers. Nerd C.A.M.P. (Computational Analysis, Math and Programming) will help students understand the links between subjects through classes in mobile app development, number theory, and other mathematic principles. We wear the name “nerd” as a badge of pride because being a nerd means getting excited about technology and solving problems. Students should have strong prior experiences in math and an interest in coding.

ASMSA SUMMER ARTS BRIDGE (June 17-22, 2018)

As part of ASMSA's efforts to expand opportunities for students interested in fine arts and humanities within the school's residential program, we're excited to offer the Summer Arts Bridge.  Students may choose to participate in one of the following experiences.
Studio Art: Studio Art is an activities-based initiative to help grow students' excitement about the arts.  Students will engage in different processes including oil painting, observational drawing, collage, abstract design, and art criticism.
Folk Music and Acoustics: Folk Music and Acoustics offers Arkansas students a chance to learn to play and perform folk songs, build a working 4-string guitar, and explore the physics behind the production of sound and music.  No previous experience or musical training is required. 

AEGIS BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SUMMER INSTITUTE (July 15-20, 2018)

Calling all future doctors, microbiologists, forensic scientists, biomedical engineers, and other STEM enthusiasts for a once in a lifetime opportunity! Thanks to an AEGIS grant from the Arkansas Department of Education,  ASMSA is excited to offer the ASMSA Biomedical Sciences Summer Institute that will introduce participants to a fascinating range of topics—including forensic crime scene analysis and microbial biochemical identification tests—all while gaining hands-on experience in molecular biology laboratory techniques and scientific literacy and communication skills. Students will isolate their own DNA, collect and assess environmental bacteria for antibiotic resistance, learn about fascinating aspects of protein structure and mutations, and even transform bacteria to make them glow in the dark. You don’t want to miss this!

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION BOOTCAMP (July 15-20, 2018)

ASMSA's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Bootcamp is for all innovators, aspiring entrepreneurs, and outside-the-box thinkers! This immersive, hands-on, student-driven learning experience introduces participants to the "lean startup" process, which is the basis of successful business launch programs like the National Science Foundation's i-Corps program. Students explore rapid product development and iteration, identify product/market fit, and business model development. The week culminates with an exciting expo in which attendees prepare and deliver a public pitch of their ideas. Students gain valuable team-building, communication, and critical thinking skills in a supportive and challenging environment. Don't miss out on the fun!

APPLICATION PROCESS

Selection for all camps is competitive. Students must be rising sophomores for each camp. All camp activities — including tuition, housing, meals and class supplies — are free. Applications will be accepted until all spots are filled, with preference given to students who complete their application by April 30, 2018. Students may apply for both June and July camps, but note, applicants who did not attend the June camp will have preference for the July camp. In order to apply for these summer opportunities, students must submit the following materials online :
    • the online application form with biographic and school information;
    • answers to two short essay questions;
    • a current transcript with fall semester grades and a spring semester progress report;
    • any standardized test scores (ACT-ASPIRE, PLAN, PSAT, ACT, SAT, etc.); and
    • a brief letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or principal.

To apply for the N.E.R.D Camp or Summer Arts Bridge, click here. To apply for the AEGIS Biomedical Sciences Summer Institute, click here. To apply for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Boot Camp, click here.

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