Summer Scholars Institute & Leadership Program
Summer Scholars is now online: June 1-5, 2020
We will “meet” each day from 9 - 11:15 a.m. for two sessions. For each session, you may choose your class.
The goal of Summer Scholars Institute & Leadership Program is to provide each student with an opportunity to begin a new adventure in learning and growing within the Emory & Henry community of faculty and staff.
Instructors provide a comfortable and safe environment for learning while meeting the student’s unique social and emotional needs. Students are provided opportunities to build relationships with their peers from different backgrounds, and, most of all, the opportunity to have fun! Due to COVID-19, this year’s residential camp is now online.
Session A: 9:00-10:00 a.m.
1) Creative Problem-Solving: This STEM-based class involves students solving challenging physical, open-ended problems with limited materials. Each day students will be given a certain amount of materials and a problem. Students will solve the problem and video their solution. The next day, students will present their solutions and the whole class will critique and applaud their successes and failures.
Materials: string, ping pong balls, paper cups, copy paper, notecards, tape, paper clips, a ruler, glue, scissors, toothpicks, straws, balloons
2) COVID-19 Relief: How do we solve the problems of this national crisis? Our communities at this time of a national crisis are experiencing many hardships. This class gets to role-play a COVID-19 relief committee that assists with funds to those who need it the most. Students can expect to research, create, and problem-solve as a team to best meet the needs of their communities at this time.
Session B: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
1) Geometry in Nature
Students will perform geometric analysis on various works of art, learn to construct elaborate geometric drawings, and identify common geometric patterns in nature
Materials: white drawing paper, pencil & eraser, colored pencils, compass & ruler
2) Mind Your Body: How do you build resilience during times like these? Resilience is the ability to recover from hardships quickly. Students can expect to engage in the science of mindfulness-based tools as a means to build resiliency. Science can help us identify ways that allow us to get through dark times. We learn how to take care of ourselves and in return take care of one another.