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High School Students Will Have an Opportunity to "Jump Start" Their College Education Through "UB This Summer"

Engineering, management, health careers and dinosaurs among topics to be explored

Release Date: May 18, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo is expanding its outreach to high school students through a new "Jump Start Your Education High School Program" being offered as part of "UB This Summer" to students who have completed the 10th grade by July 1.

In addition to management, engineering and health careers, the program will have components focusing on media arts and a geological sciences dinosaur program. Successful participation in some parts of the program will result in students obtaining college credits. Academic transcripts will be provided to those enrolling in for-credit courses.

To find out about fees and how to enroll in the programs, interested students should visit UBThisSummer.net or call 716-645-6404 during regular business hours.

The programs are:

Jump Start Your Engineering Education will be held weekdays from July 6-28. It will consist of a non-credit morning seminar providing an introduction to the engineering profession and engineering problem solving, as well as a two-credit hour afternoon course, "Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Computer-Aided Design" and a three-credit hour afternoon course on "Higher Level Language."

Jump Start Your Management Education will be held weekdays from July 6-23. It will consist of a non-credit morning seminar, "Managerial Communication and Leadership in Organization" and an afternoon three-credit hour course, "Business and Society." Participants are required to participate in both morning and afternoon sections.

A residential Health Careers Summer Academy for underrepresented students interested in learning more about health-care fields will be held from 3 p.m. July 25 to 5 p.m. July 30. Students can inquire about their eligibility for the program by calling 716-878-3858 during business hours.

The Geological Sciences Dinosaur Program, which will present cutting-edge research about the evolution and behavior of dinosaurs, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 6-22. While the course carries no credit hours, students who complete it successfully and then enroll at UB as geology majors will be able to waive the first semester of the introductory earth sciences sequence. This program also is open to students in 9th grade.

The Media Arts Summer Scholars Program will include six workshops from which participants will select to be held from 9 a.m. to noon: "Programming for the Arts/Learning Linux" and "Introduction to Photoshop" on July 12-16, "Sound Design" and "Making Digital Comics" on July 19-23, and "Build Your Own Web Site" and "Making Movies with Photoshop and After Effects" on July 26-30. In addition to the morning workshops, the program will feature a three-credit hour course, "Introduction to Media Analysis" designed to teach students how to read and write about films and media, to be held from 1-4 p.m. July 12-31.

Media Contact Information

Christine Vidal
Director of News Content
Community Engagement, International Education
Tel: 716-645-4607
vidal@buffalo.edu