Rising Juniors and Seniors

Time: Check-in: 8:30 AM  Program: 9:00 – 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday (Wednesday until 5:00 PM)

Location: The University of Oregon Campus

Morning check-in location: Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, Rm# 180.

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Biology: July 16 – 20 (Full for 2018 Program)

  • Learn the fundamentals of microbiology using electron microscopes
  • Visit the underground Lokey Nanotechnology Labs, dealing with unstable particles
  • Identify genetic mutations in lab-grown Zebrafish
  • Shadow SPUR college students in their very own biology labs
  • Program includes lunch and sessions with Admissions, Financial Aid and campus tours!

Business: July 16 – 20

  • Learn how bonds can be used to fund private activities by offering investors a way to support programs that benefit society.
  • Work with staff to explore this exciting area of finance while expanding teamwork and presentation skills.
  • Teams will design a private activity bond proposal and pitch it to a panel of finance professionals.
  • Program includes lunch and sessions with Admissions, Financial Aid and campus tours!

Economics: July 16 – 20

  • Engage in interactive games that mimic real-world trade
  • Gain understanding of US macroeconomics policies from nationally recognized economists
  • Explore socio-economic issues as they vary from country to country and throughout time
  • Learn about the US banking system through interactive monetary trade game
  • Q & A with college students and professors
  • Program includes lunch and sessions with Admissions, Financial Aid and campus tours!

Education: July 16 – 20

  • Learn about the role everyone plays in education whether or not they are a teacher
  • Explore the fields of service learning, special education and communication disorders and sciences
  • Be inspired by ways in which education enacts social change
  • Find out how to become an educator in today’s world and all of the opportunities the field of education has to offer
  • Get a sneak peak into the life of a teacher, and the difference teachers can make
  • Program includes lunch and sessions with Admissions, Financial Aid and campus tours!

English/Journalism: July 16 – 20 (Full for 2018 Program)

  • Study Comics
  • Work on your written communication skills, write about your experiences and passion
  • Leave program with college admission and scholarship essays written along with feedback from UO professors
  • Explore the field of Journalism and how multimedia influences the way we see the world
  • Learn about different jobs in Media
  • Work with audio recorders to create and edit a podcast!
  • Program includes lunch and sessions with Admissions, Financial Aid and campus tours!

German and Scandinavian: July 16 – 20

  • Expand your knowledge of the German, Swedish and other languages
  • Cook a traditional German meal
  • Learn about dragons, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and the Vikings of Scandinavia
  • Discuss WWII, the Holocaust, and the post-war era with professors
  • Discover the music German high schoolers are listening to right now
  • Program includes lunch and sessions with Admissions, Financial Aid and campus tours!

Place Matters: Geography: July 23 – 27

  • Understand how human and biophysical processes shape our community
  • Learn basic skills in digital map-making and spatial analysis
  • Walk along the Willamette to understand how it operates
  • Measure the weather to see how we understand climate and climate change
  • Talk with community members to understand the role of migration
  • See the forces shaping inclusion and exclusion in our community
  • Program includes lunch and sessions with Admissions, Financial Aid and campus tours!

Physics/Human Physiology: July 23 – 27 (Full for 2018 Program)

  • Work with solar panels to understand energy flow
  • Manipulate microscopic particles in the Microscopy lab
  • Visit the Cadaver lab to see the make-up of a human body
  • Understand the connection between physical movement and your brain’s neurons
  • Rock climb to learn about gravity and pulleys
  • Program includes lunch and sessions with Admissions, Financial Aid and campus tours!

Product Design: July 16 – 20 (Full for 2018 Program)

  • Learn about product design: manufacturing and fabrication of consumer products
  • Design products and the packaging to take home
  • Learn and use two & three-dimensional computer design tools
  • Use laser cutters and 3D printers

Speech and Persuasion: July 23 – 27

  • Learn to structure your thinking
  • Increase your confidence and effectiveness as a speaker, critical thinker, and student
  • Engage in fun debate activities that dive deeply into “hot” current topics
  • Talk with leading professors (in law, science, journalism, politics, drams, and business) about what makes for persuasive oral and written communication
  • Program includes lunch and sessions with Admissions, Financial Aid and campus tours!

World Languages & Literature: July 23 – 27

  • Read and discuss short pieces of literature from around the world
  • Learn fun phrases in different languages (French, Turkish, Italian, Russian, German, and Amharic)
  • Take part in cultural activities from different countries (art, calligraphy, digital, and film culture)
  • Program includes lunch and sessions with Study Abroad, Admissions, Financial Aid, and campus tours!