With the Spring Semester completed, the campus remains alive with summer school and a variety of programs aimed at younger students. WSSU has received a lot of publicity for its efforts to increase interest in everything from healthcare professions to football. So, when you see younger students around the university this summer, know that they are participating in our very special efforts. These programs include:
GEMS (Girls Empowered by Math and Science) – is a math and science academy for girls in grades six through nine. There is a school-year program that meets monthly, but in the summer the program offers a week-long, non-residential session that provides a variety of activities on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) topics, math reviews and a three-day field trip. Sponsored by a grant from the American Honda Foundation and WSSU, the program focuses on accelerating academic achievement and increasing interest in the STEM subjects as a means of increasing the number of females choosing to enter those fields. Dr. Denise Johnson leads the GEMS program.
NC-MSEN – The WSSU Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education is a North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network (NC-MSEN) Center that offers a Saturday Academy during the school year, but also has a Summer Enrichment Program that focuses on mathematics, science, technology and English. The program is open to all middle and high school students, but does target those from minority populations who typically have not been as well prepared to pursue high-level math and science-based courses. The summer program also includes work to enhance communications skills, critical thinking and writing abilities, as well as including field trips, guest speakers and community-related experiences. Dr. Vincent Snipes coordinates the NC-MSEN efforts.
CAMP YEHS! – The Youth Exploring Health Sciences (CAMP YEHS!) is a two-week summer enrichment program for rising ninth grade students from underrepresented populations who are high performers in middle school with an interest in exploring careers in the health sciences. The program is designed to introduce disadvantaged youth to health science fields at an early age in an effort to reduce the shortage of racial/ethnic minorities and males entering these professions. A primary focus of the program is also to increase the education and awareness of health disparities among minority populations. Marina Skinner is the program director.
GEO Program – The Center for Community Safety offers two week-long sessions for their Geosciences Education Outreach (GEO) Program. GEO seeks to promote minority exposure and representation in the field of geosciences which includes careers in geology, geophysics, oceanography, meteorology and environmental science. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and offers training in Geographic Information Systems, explorations of college opportunities and careers, enhancing problem solving skills and developing interests in research. Dr. Russell Smith leads the program.
WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS is again offering summer camps for football and basketball.
2011 WSSU RAMS FOOTBALL CAMPS
Thursday, June 23d
Thursday, July 7th
Thursday, July 14th
Monday, July 11th – Thursday, July 14th
2011 RAMS FOOTBALL CAMPS APPLICATION
2011 RAMS BASKETBALL CAMP
2011 RAMS BASKETBALL CAMP APPLICATION
2011 LADY RAMS GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP
June 27th – 30th
2011 LADY RAMS GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP APPLICATION