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Budding Scientists on Campus

Posted July 12th, 2010 by staff

Over 100 high school students taking part in Saturday Academy‘s Apprenticeships in Science & Engineering (ASE) were at Oregon State University on Friday, July 9, for a day of workshops and seminars during the annual ASE Mid-Summer Conference.

A highly competitive program, ASE offers 9th-11th graders with the opportunity to engage in research and hands-on projects at a variety of companies, universities and businesses throughout Oregon for an eight-week summer internship.  Most include stipends for their full-time efforts as well.

The director of Saturday Academy at Oregon State University, Cathy Law, mentioned the amazing plethora of workshops and seminars that the students could attend for the Mid-Summer Conference.  “Some students got to bake bread in ‘The Science of Baking’, others were dissecting salmon with professionals from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, and still others designed a landing system for spacecraft touching down to the moon with the help of a NASA specialist.  All of the sessions were fantastic – and the students had a great time.”

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