Middle-school Opportunity for Research in Environmental Science (SMORES)

Farm River

The goals of the Quinnipiac University SMORES program are to:

  • Expose student participants to science inquiry and research methods in environmental science
  • Give students a hands-on learning experience both within a traditional science laboratory and an environmental living, learning outdoor laboratory
  • Empower student participants by informing them how they can prepare for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) college programs

The QU-SMORES program is a one-week commuter program designed for middle school students interested in discovering how research in environmental science takes place and how it relates to science-inquiry based learning that they may experience within their own science classrooms. The students spend four days immersed in hands-on activities offered at Quinnipiac University's Bristol-Myers Squibb Center classroom and the Farm River State Park. These hands-on activities will be guided by a research question that the students will try to answer using a science-inquiry based teaching and learning model. On their final day, the students will be given the opportunity to share their experiences with their parents, the Quinnipiac faculty and corporate guests.

Program Cost: $150
Scholarships are available to cover the program cost - please ask the program director directly

2014 Dates:
Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 11, 2014

Application Process:
To apply for this program, please download and complete the application form (PDF). Once completed, it may be returned to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Center in one of three ways:

  1. Scanning the completed form and emailing it to the director (lucie.howell@quinnipiac.edu)
  2. Faxing it to 'BMS Center' at 203-582-8682
  3. Mailing it to the attention of "Lucie Howell, Bristol-Myers Squibb Center at QU," at 275 Mount Carmel Ave, Suite 101 Buckman Center, Hamden, CT 06518

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