June 14, 2002
Kids head to campus for summer learning fun
Instead of watching movies and riding
roller coasters this summer, some kids in California State
University, Sacramento's Academic Talent Search will be making
The annual on-campus summer program for sixth- through ninth-graders
will have students in the "Physics: Invention and Design"
course learning how to build a model roller coaster and those
in the "Making Movies" course creating digital video.
Other courses will have students conducting a mock legal trial,
exploring animal behavior by training mice to play basketball
and investigating a simulated crime using forensic science.
Courses in foreign language, math, music, dance, computer
science, writing, psychology and communication are also available.
Dozens of one-, three- and five-week classes are being offered
beginning Monday, June 17 and running though Friday, Aug.
For 21 years, Academic Talent Search has provided accelerated
and enrichment courses, many of which are taught by CSUS instructors.
More than 18,500 students have gone through the program and
many say the program got them excited about college or inspired
them to pursue a particular career.
Students interested in Academic Talent Search are tested each
spring in about 400 schools throughout the Capital Region
and three times at CSUS. Classes cost $80 to $278, and scholarships
Media assistance and a schedule of courses is available by
contacting the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.
For further information, send an e-mail
public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call
the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.
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