2500 Old Alabama Rd.
Suite 5 - Science Center    
Suite 21 - STEM Lab 
Roswell, GA 30076    
770 641-9336

Discover Science Center’s SciTech Summer Program is an opportunity for motivated middle school students interested in science and technology to take part in higher-level, hands-on STEM experiences and training.

Why should my child participate?
Students in the SciTech Program will:

  • have unique science education and training experiences, 

  • learn practical applications of scientific principles, 

  • explore career paths they never knew existed, 

  • expand their knowledge about scientific concepts, 

  • practice innovative laboratory techniques, and

  • use their critical thinking skills with discussions of ethics in research. 

  • Plus, it is going to be FUN!​


Who develops curricula and teaches our programs?
For the 2018 SciTech Summer Program, the following scientists are contributing to the development and leading of our courses:

  • Rebekah Gibson, MSc – soil scientist and secondary education specialist

  • Tonya Shearer, PhD – marine biologist and geneticist

  • Alyson Colin, PhD candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology – chemist

  • Karla Haack, PhD – molecular biologist and physiologist


What is the daily schedule?
            8:30am-9:00am          Student arrival and preparation
            9:00am-12:00pm        Class/laboratory session (with snack break)
            12:00pm-1:00pm        Lunch and free time
            1:00pm-4:00pm          Class/laboratory session (with snack break)
            4:00pm-4:30pm          Lab clean up and student departure

What topics are covered in the program?
For the 2018 SciTech Summer Program, the following courses are being offered:

​​​SPACE TECHNOLOGY - May 29-June 1 (4-day course)
8:30am-4:30pm
This week, we study the physics and biology of space exploration. Students study the physics and logistics of launching spacecraft into orbit, design and build a CubeSat model, explore drone technology, and investigate the effects of space on living organisms. 
$320
REGISTER
 
FORENSIC SCIENCE - June 4-8
8:30am-4:30pm
Students learn the science of solving mysteries, including fingerprint, DNA, ink, hair, fiber, chemical, gait and handwriting analyses, as well as observational and problem solving skills to figure out "Who done it?" 
$400
REGISTER

FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY - June 11-15
8:30am-4:30pm
Living organisms can provide additional evidence in a forensic investigation. Students use insect identification and development, as well as microbiology techniques and other biological methods to develop hypotheses related to solving crimes. 
$400
REGISTER

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND FORENSICS - June 18-22
8:30am-4:30pm
Students use forensic and toxicological analyses to investigate environmental pollutants, explore levels and sources of soil and water contamination, and test remediation methods to minimize environmental damage.
$400
REGISTER

EXPERIMENTAL CHEMISTRY LAB - June 25-29
8:30am-4:30pm
During Experimental Chemistry Lab, students spend hours learning the science of chemical reactions, investigating the periodic table, conducting laboratory experiments, exploring acid and base reactions, experimenting with polymers and more. 
$400
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CRASH COURSE IN CODING - July 2-3 or July 5-6 (2-day course)
8:30am-4:30pm
In this 2-day intensive course, students practice keyboarding skills, learn basic coding commands, understand the importance of syntax in making the program properly execute, and learn to alter the code to create their own custom program. We also work on offline activities to understand computational thinking. This is not a drag and drop coding course, and is designed for students with very little to no programming command experience. Students must bring a laptop or tablet (tablets must have a physical keyboard). 
$160
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VERTEBRATE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - July 9-13
8:30am-4:30pm
Students learn the anatomy and physiology (body parts and their function) of different vertebrate organisms, including basic anatomical terms, organ and organ system function, and safety and dissection procedures as they dissect (if they wish) mammalian organs (sheep brain, pig kidney) and preserved frogs. 
$400
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MARINE TECHNOLOGY - July 16-20
8:30am-4:30pm
The focus of this course is underwater exploration and technology. Students learn the science and technology involved in scuba diving, submersibles, shark tagging and Aquarius Reef Base, and build a SeaPerch underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV). 
$400
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DNA AND GENETIC TECHNOLOGY - July 23-27
8:30am-4:30pm
This week, students study the basics of the genetic code, learn techniques for extracting, amplifying and sequencing DNA, and use bioinformatics tools to analyze DNA sequences and genetic variation. 
$400
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EXPERIMENTS IN PHYSICS - July 30-August 3
8:30am-4:30pm
To study force and motion in real-world situation, students design and conduct hands-on experiments, collect data and graph their results to analyze and understand concepts such as laws of motion with changes to mass, speed, force, and conservation of energy. Experiments involving hydrophobicity, conductive materials and biophysics will be included. 
​$400
REGISTER​​​

 

discover Science center's 2018 scitech summer Program

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