Baylor to Host Outstanding High School Science Students

May 22, 1996

WACO, Texas - Baylor University will host 10 of the most outstanding high school science students in the country Sunday, May 26, for the High School Summer Research Program.

The students are superior science students who were nominated by their high school science teachers and counselors and selected by Baylor.

The program will last six weeks and the students will mentored by Baylor faculty members. The students will audit Baylor classes, conduct research and attend special seminars.

The courses of study will be biology, chemistry, environmental studies, physics, computer science and geology. The students, who will all be high school seniors this fall, will earn one hour of college credit.

"A lot of these students will place out of many college courses and enter college as sophomores. They are that bright," said Dr. Thomas Charlton, professor of history and vice provost for academic affairs and research. He added that the program is extensive, with each student's day lasting from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., stopping only for meals and an afternoon break.

Five of the students are from Texas and the others are from New York, Florida, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Jersey. This is the fifth year of the program.

For more information, contact Charlton at 755-3434.

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