Youth Canada

Deep River Science Academy

Deep River Science Academy
Focus: Math and Science
Opportunity Type: Program
Location: Deep River, Ontario
Student Grade: 11, 12
Available to students from: All Provinces/Territories
Time of year: Summer
Prerequisites: Must have completed at least one Grade 10 science course
Cost: $4800 ($5200 with classroom component)
Application Deadline: April 27th 2009

If you’re a high school student who loves science and have a minimum of grade 10 science, we’ve got your summer! Become a scientist for 6 weeks doing hands-on fieldwork and lab research with scientists and engineers!
Form friendships with teens from all over Canada!

Each pair of students takes ownership of a particular research project under the mentorship of a Research Assistant and professional researcher. In addition they earn two high school credits by participating. DRSA also provides career development experience for university science undergraduates. The undergraduates act in dual roles as tutors for the high school students and as research assistants at the hosting research laboratories. Not only do students learn from their experience, they make a real contribution to the research itself. The research projects range from chemistry, physics and biology through engineering and technology.

The high school students live at the campus for six weeks of the summer, with young people from across Canada who share their love of science, and other common interests. A full recreation program is organized and students enjoy sharing their free time with their peers at the campus. Living in a community of talented young people makes for lots of fun and, in many cases, lasting friendships.

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