Renaissance Scholars Program Brings High School Students to Baylor

June 25, 2008

From Plato and Augustine, through Pascal, Shakespeare and Leonardo da Vinci, and on up to Einstein, the greatest thinkers have bridged the gap between the sciences and the humanities, technology and art, philosophy and theology.

With that in mind, Baylor University's esteemed Honors College and nationally acclaimed School of Engineering and Computer Science have partnered to offer soon-to-be high school seniors an integrated introduction to topics in engineering and technology with complementary readings in history, art, literature, philosophy and theology.

The Renaissance Scholar Program was created to give high-achieving high school juniors the opportunity to engage academically with Baylor faculty, students and staff while earning college credit in the summer. Dozens of high school students are coming from all over the nation and seeking unique academic challenges during their summer vacation.

Three identical sessions of Renaissance Scholars are being held at Baylor this year. The final week is this week, June 23-28.

Some of the highlights include:

• THURSDAY, June 26, 10:15am - testing of solar cars & trebuchets (In front of Rogers Engineering & Computer Science Building)

• SATURDAY, June 28, 10 am - Parent reception and final presentations by the students (Rogers 109)

For more information, contact Leigh Ann Marshall at (254) 710-6826.

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