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UNH Seeks Students for Summer Science, Math Institute
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire seeks high school students with an interest in science and math to participate in its annual summer institute, Project SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training).

The four-week residential program will be held this year at UNH, July 6 through 30, and will offer 75 high school students a comprehensive course on science, scientific thinking and problem solving. Areas of study will include biotechnology, freshwater and marine biology and environmental science.

The purpose of Project SMART is to provide a summer institute at UNH that challenges, educates and motivates talented high school students in science, mathematics and computers, while acquainting them with the environment and resources of the university as a place for higher education and research. It will be an intensive experience where participants will learn not only what the present excitements in the various sciences are, but also get an historical and philosophical perspective for understanding the social and ethical issues raised by recent developments.

The program is open on a competitive basis to selected students from New Hampshire and neighboring states who are currently enrolled in 10th or 11th grade. The criteria for selection will include performance in science and mathematics classes, recommendations from teachers/counselors, and a brief essay as to why the student wishes to enroll. Cost to attend the institute is $1,050.

The Project SMART Summer Institute, now in its seventh year, is co-sponsored by UNH and the New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium. For more information, students should contact their guidance counselor or principal for application forms, or UNH Professor Subhash Minocha at 603-862-2100, or by email at sminocha@christa.unh.edu. Application deadline is March 10.

Contact: Sharon Keeler, 603-862-1566

Additional information available at:http://www.smart.unh.edu