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What is the EMPOWER summer camp?


The EMPOWER summer camp is a partnership with the School of Public Health and College of Education and Human Development, which aims to provide high school students and teachers with an 4 week virtual & in-person research experience where they will participate in air and water research, obtain hands-on lab and cell culture training, and learn about potential environmental health hazards and risks for surrounding Atlanta communities. The comprehensive approach our program provides will develop interest in college-level study in environmental health and formulate critical thinking skills for use in academic or non-academic careers. Participating high school teachers will be given additional educational and professional development training in environmental health issues and participate in summer research training along with students to help increase science teaching capacity.


NOW ACCEPTING STUDENT and TEACHER APPLICATIONS


ATTEND THE VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON PROGRAM & LEARN ABOUT:

 

 

 

Environmental
Health
Awareness

Air and Water
Quality
Monitoring

Field Investigations
Air & Water
Sampling

Lab Training
Cell culture
Toxicity testing

 

“BECOME AN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE OF TOMORROW”



RECRUITING

    Science and Math Teachers
  1. 10th, 11th and 12th grades
  2. Must be able to attend and complete the 4 week virtual & in-person program with students
  3. Must be willing to assist with implementation of a project based learning (PBL) activity within Fall semester
    Interested Female Students
  1. 10th, 11th and 12th graders
  2. Must be 16 years or older and underrepresented minority (URM)
  3. Must be able to attend and complete the 4 week virtual & in-person program
  4. Must be willing to participate in project based learning (PBL) activity within Fall semester




Contact Program Director: Dr. Christa Wright – cwright92@gsu.edu for questions