The Saturday Biomedical Science Academy is offered by Educational Outreach. The goal of this program is to provide students with an enrichment experience to:
- Provide access to a wealth of basic research and clinical science information through hands-on experiences in chemistry, physics, and biology
- Stimulate student interest and enhance scientific knowledge
- Learn how creative, fun, and relevant science can be to everyday life
It is particularly important to target this program to this age group since studies have shown that student interest in science, especially in girls, significantly diminishes during these years. Thus, it is critical to provide enrichment opportunities to inspire these students to consider pursuing future science-related careers.
Some activities include:
- Analyzing forensic evidence
- Exploring chemistry
- Investigating owl pellets and frogs
All students are eligible to apply for program participation that are currently enrolled in the 4th-6th grade in public and private schools. Acceptance and rejection letters will be emailed and/or mailed to the applicant’s home address upon committee review of the completed online application and both the Parental Consent and Participation Agreement forms.
The Fall session is available to students who are homeschooled or enrolled in private schools on Galveston Island as well those who are enrolled in Galveston Independent School District, including Crenshaw Elementary & Middle School. The Spring session (March-May) is available to Mainland residents who are homeschooled or enrolled in public or private schools in La Marque, Texas City, Santa Fe, Hitchcock and Dickinson.
Application deadline: 12:00:00 AM Friday, October 11, 2013
The application process is not complete until the online application has been submitted, and both the Participation Agreement and Parental Consent Form have been faxed
by 12:00:00 AM Friday, October 11, 2013.
Incomplete applications will not be considered, with no exceptions.
Applicants are responsible for making certain
their applications are complete and all required documents have been received. The Participation Agreement and Parental Consent Forms should be faxed to (409) 772-9116.