Published on April 1, 2014  
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Samford University will host a Minority Youth Science Academy July 6-9 to help prepare outstanding minority high school students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The rising 10th-12th grade students will live on Samford's campus as they participate in:

• experiments in biology and engineering/technology
• college application counseling
• study skills and test preparation
• social activities
• networking and mentoring
• Q&A with minority scientists and college science students

Chemistry professor and Samford Director of Diversity Denise Gregory said she and biology professor Drew Hataway created the program to help address a nationwide dearth of minorities in STEM fields. “From the creative and innovative experiences and hands on experiments planned, we hope to spark an interest in the participants that will lead them to strongly consider science education as a course of study which will lead to a career path in science,” Gregory said.

MYSA registration is $350, including tuition, room and all meals. A small number of need-based scholarships are available.

Visit the MYSA website to learn more and register.
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.