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Summer Science Workshops

Study science with Oklahoma City University science professors this summer

  • Four options; students may participate in more than one workshop.
  • 9 am – 4 pm daily
  • $300 per workshop (includes all materials and lunch each day)
  • Registration will close one week before the start date for each session
  • Space is limited
Molecular Genetics — June 5-8

Clone and analyze a gene from your own DNA in four days! Students will employ modern recombinant DNA technology including PCR and DNA Fingerprinting techniques to isolate and characterize their own genomes. 

Restrictions: This workshop is for Juniors or Seniors who have completed Honors, pre-AP, or AP Biology. 

Contact Dr. Helen Gaudin for more information.

Exploring Health Careers — June 19-23

Participants will be introduced to pre-health profession college curriculum that includes microbiology, biochemistry, and anatomy lab work in the mornings. In the afternoons, students will tour OKC metro-area healthcare-related professional schools and facilities and meet professionals in those fields. Transportation provided. 

Recommendation: This workshop is ideal for rising Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields such as dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, or physical therapy. 

Contact Dr. Adam Ryburn for more information. 

“Lights, Color, Chemistry!” — June 19-22

Ideal for any student planning to take honors or AP Chemistry, this workshop focuses on colorful chemistry and will include synthesis of paint, flame-testing compounds used to make fireworks, and separation of compounds based on their structures. The workshop is taught by Dr. Stephen Prilliman, an award-winning university professor and former AP Chemistry instructor. 

Requirements: Students must have completed at least one year of high school science with lab, and must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. 

Contact Dr. Prilliman for more information.

Eco Sustainability — June 26-30

Explore the environment as it relates to sustainability and investigate the roles of scientific research, economic and political factors, and the role of ethics and personal values as they impact the environment. Classroom activities will be coupled with field trips to ecologically important locations in the OKC metro area. Transportation provided. 

Restrictions: This workshop is for rising Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors.

Contact Dr. Adam Ryburn for more information.

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