Widener University

Widener Summer Mini-Camp in the Sciences for High School Students

Posted on March 10, 2020

The Next Generation Scientists Summer Mini-Camp is the perfect place for budding scientists of high school age to explore subjects as diverse as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, geology, mathematics, meteorology, and physics & astronomy. The program involves direct scientific experimentation and discovery. It also provides a unique opportunity to meet with college faculty who are also professional scientists, along with Widener undergraduate science majors. We are confident that your daughter/son will find our summer program to be stimulating and rewarding.

Camp Dates: June 22-25 (Monday-Thursday)
Tuition Fee: $200
Deadline for application: Wednesday, June 17
Special Discount of ½ tuition ($100) for one additional sibling
Commuter only: Students must arrange their own transportation to and from Widener

Featured activities:

  • workshops in disciplines of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, physics & astronomy
  • special workshops on geology, meteorology and climatology
  • all workshops led by regular full-time Science faculty
  • tour of the Taylor Arboretum at Widener University
  • special family stargazing night at the Widener Observatory
  • interactions with current and recent science undergraduates
  • tuition includes daily lunch in Pride Café
  • certificates of achievement handed out at Widener’s Summer Research Program luncheon on Thursday
  • each student will select a free book on science, nature, or literature

For more information, contact:
Dr. Harry Augensen
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Director, Widener Observatory
Widener University
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013-5792
T: (610) 499-4014
E: hjaugensen@widener.edu


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