Chemistry Research Summer Program

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Chemistry Research Summer Program
Chemistry Research Summer Program

2016 Chemistry and NextGen Tech Summer Program is CANCELLED. 

Check back in the spring of 2017 for updated 2017 program details.

Earn College Credit!

July 24-29, 2016

Who Should Attend?

If you're interested in chemistry or Pre-professional studies but want to know more about its technological applications and career paths, this one-week summer program held on campus at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is for you. All students who have taken (or are currently enrolled in) a high-school chemistry and math course are encouraged to attend this program. Successful completion of an Optional Test out qualifies as college-level credit for UW-Platteville's Introductory Chemistry: CHEM-1020.

Chemistry and NextGen Tech is a week-long, chemistry immersion program that exposes students to the basic ideas and fundamental insights that have allowed chemistry to play a central role in creating our modern world. Participating students will develop the core skills needed to be successful in a college-level chemistry class, while engaging in multiple hands-on lab activities that reinforce and deepen their understanding of key concepts.

An important feature of the program will be periodic spotlight sessions, each of which will focus on a different technological advance driven by chemistry. Participants will be instructed by UW-Platteville chemistry faculty, in both lecture and laboratory settings, and they will also carry out one-on-one activities with current UW-Platteville chemistry majors. These college students will function as near-peer mentors throughout the week, providing participants ample opportunity to ask as many questions as they like—on their own terms and in a relaxed atmosphere—in order to learn more about life as a college student at UW-Platteville.

Specific topics that will be covered include atomic structure, stoichiometric reasoning, acid/base chemistry, redox reactions, periodic properties, states of matter, and theories of chemical bonding. Participants who successfully complete the week long program and the optional test out process will be awarded two college credits for Introductory Chemistry: CHEM-1020.


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