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Adventures in Alice Programming
Alice is a 3D virtual world programming environment that makes it easy for teachers of middle and high school students to create animations for either story telling or interactive games in class and presentations. A three week summer course for teachers in the Durham, NC region helps them use Alice and develop curricula with the aid of Duke Faculty and students.
Contact: Susan Rodger rodger@cs.duke.edu

Chemistry Outreach Program
The focus of the Duke Chemistry Outreach Program is to share chemistry with the community via chemistry demonstrations and/or hands-on activities staged at a variety of venues including schools, tertiary institutions, libraries, and museums, among others. Each program is tailored to the needs of the individual or individuals requesting a presentation. The presentations are designed to be informative and to provide positive role models of individuals who are interested in and enthusiastic about doing chemistry.
Contact: Ken Lyle kenneth.lyle@duke.edu

InnoWorks
InnoWorks is a student-found and student-run organization that designs and implements innovative workshops and programs in science and engineering. Founded by William Hwang in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, the program now has several chapters in the US.
Contact: duke@innoworks.org

Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP): “tranSCRIPT: Genomics on TV”
This exciting half-day program is designed to expose 11th and 12th grade students and their teachers from the Durham Public Schools (DPS) to the science behind the plots of popular television shows and explore where that science ends and the fiction begins. Guest speakers will include a medical geneticist who has advised Hollywood film and television producers, an English Professor with expertise in genomics and pop culture, and a Pulitzer-nominated playwright and TV writer. The program will include a viewing of several science-oriented clips from the NBC Universal show Heroes, as well as an opportunity for students and teachers to write their own scripts.

Two teachers (one Science and one Literature/ Humanities) may participate from each DPS high school. The participating teachers can select up to 5 students to attend the program from their school. The program will occur on May 17, 2008 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Sigma Xi Center in Research Triangle Park.
Contact: Misha Angrist misha.angrist@duke.edu

PLTW: Project Lead The Way
PLTW is a pre-engineering program for middle and high school students that seeks to create dynamic partnerships with our nation’s schools to prepare an increasing and more diverse group of students to be successful in engineering and engineering technology programs. Courses such as Digital Electronics, Introduction to Engineering Design, Civil Engineering and Architecture, Biotechnical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering offer students the opportunity to apply math and science concepts to real world problem solving. Project Lead the Way also provides extensive professional development for teachers and school counselors.
Contact: Nancy Shaw nshaw@ee.duke.edu or Gary Ybarra gary@duke.edu

RoboCupJunior
RoboCupJunior is an educational initiative that helps teams of students build and program mobile robots to perform a variety of challenges. Students will learn and apply the scientific, mathematical, and technological fundamentals behind the construction of robots and the design of control algorithms. Science and robotics-related research demonstrations at Duke supplement weekly after school meetings at Durham School of the Arts with undergraduate student mentors. The project staff conducts competitions for the students and workshops for interested teachers.
Contact: Jeffrey Forbes forbes@cs.duke.edu

TIP (Talent Identification Program) Scholar Weekends
Duke TIP Scholar Weekends provide opportunities for academically talented students in grades 8-11 to take short courses during weekend-long programs at Duke University and select universities. Courses introduce numerous topics, including advanced science, which may not be available in students’ local schools. Coursework provides enrichment, sharpens skills, and helps students define pathways to college majors and careers. In addition, Scholar Weekends provide a glimpse into the collegiate experience and an opportunity for participants to interact with similarly motivated peers.
Contact: (919) 668-9100

TIP Summer Studies Program, Institutes and Field Studies
The Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs provide summer opportunities for academically gifted 7th-10th grade students to study science (and other subjects) in-depth in unique Duke TIP courses at Duke University, and other select colleges and universities around the country. Students can also participate in Duke TIP Institutes, and Domestic and International Field Studies, which offer opportunities for exploration, learning, and research around the world. Duke TIP programs challenge students intellectually while providing a residential environment that encourages the development of friendships with similarly motivated peers and mirrors the college experience.
Contact: (919) 668-9100

Duke Youth Programs
Duke Youth Programs has provided summer academic enrichment programs for academically motivated youth for over 20 years. Each summer approximately 650 youth from around the nation and world, representing some 22 states and 5 different countries, attend one of our summer programs. Programs are offered in the areas of science, performing arts, writing, and college selection/admissions.
Contact: Thomas Patterson tpatters@duke.edu or youth@duke.edu

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Summer Science Sleuths at Duke
Summer Science Sleuths at Duke is a two-week, residential, recreational summer camp presented by the Duke Center for Science Education on the campus of Duke University in Durham, NC.

Active, bright, curious campers will be chosen through an online application process.  We are looking for campers who have a broad range of interests that include science (even if science isn’t your strongest interest).  Summer Science Sleuths will engage a diverse group of campers from anywhere in the US.  Campers will discover that almost everything they do is connected to science.  Along the way, campers might also find that science is fun and that science is a key element to their future – no matter what career they choose.  Campers will explore the world of science through hands-on activities, games, puzzles, field trips, social events, crafts, recreational activities, visit with Duke’s ‘Superstar Scientists” and more.