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Taught by: Vince Coljee, Harvard University Physics Department Staff Member

As we travel further and further into the cosmos, it is imperative to understand the macroscopic laws of physics that allow astronomers and space scientists to track planets and discover new celestial bodies. This course offers an exciting look into the fundamental physics of the universe, covering cutting edge topics such as black holes, dark matter, neutrinos, and the “God” particle. Learn More

Students do a chemical experiment in the Polymer Chemistry one-week program

Taught by: Marilyn Weiss who earned her MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Polymer Chemistry is a part of the new emerging field of Materials Science. The instructor holds an advanced degree in the area from one of the top materials chemistry programs in the country and is an award-winning teacher. Many of the top STEM innovators in the future will rely on utilizing breakthrough materials and polymer chemists will be at the forefront of this new, high-paying field. Learn More

Students pose after doing research in Clinical Psychology three-week program

Taught by: Gregg Deehan, Teacher at Milton Academy

The Clinical Psychology one week program will touch upon the fascinating world of mental illness: origins, symptoms, and treatment. Students will gain understanding of the major forms of mental disorders such as: Autism, Schizophrenia, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Eating Disorders, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity. Learn More

Student does fieldwork in a wetland area in the Marine Biology three-week summer science program

Taught by: Steve Smith, Masters Degree in Biology at the Northeastern University Marine Science Center

This one week course will provide students with foundational knowledge of the biology and ecology of marine ecosystems, with a specific focus on the methods that scientists use to study marine habitats. The program will include several field trips that will vary based on the tides and ocean conditions. Learn More

Students do a black light forensic examination in the Forensics one-week program

Taught by: Rich Fox, 2012 Honoree of the Massachusetts Society for Biomedical Research

With TV shows like CSI and Bones being so popular, Forensics has become an important and exciting discipline in science. This is a chance for students to delve into a subject they don’t see in school! Perfect  for those who are interested in Anatomy and Biology, no other course combines these topics as well as Forensics. Last year, students studied fingerprinting and used their newfound knowledge to track down a culprit via the prints he left. Learn More

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