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    UConn Pre-College Summer: Chemistry

    UConn Pre-College Summer: Chemistry


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Chemistry
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Learn what Chemist do through fun, hands-on experiments that show you the career paths ope  of chemists and other basic science majors. You'll live on campus in residence halls while seeing what college courses are like. Get a taste of what college life is like, before college! 

    We have a summer in Storrs for you!

    UConn's Pre-College Summer Chemistry course provides high school students the opportunity explore the vast realm of chemistry through hands-on exposure at a nationally ranked public university campus.

    Where will the future take you?

    That’s a hard question to answer, especially for high school students. UConn’s Pre-College Summer can help students figure it out. Studying Chemistry, a popular undergraduate major here at the University of Connecticut, is a great choice for students interested in a broad range of science topics, including medicine and pharmacy. Our Chemistry course provides a strong emphasis on hands-on laboratory experiments and interaction with experienced faculty. Participants will get a feel for making new compounds and see bench-top wet chemistry and advanced chemical instrumentation first-hand. Interactive discussion will provide the required background knowledge and will further summarize and assess in-lab experiences.

    This 1-week course will explore the areas of chemistry that touch on daily life:

    • Synthetic food additives
    • Drugs (aspirin)
    • Colors (dyes) in paints
    • Students will have the opportunity to view and interact with a number of demonstrations and experiments.

    All safety equipment necessary for being in our state-of-the-art teaching laboratories (gloves, goggles and lab coats) will be provided. Due to chemistry laboratory safety regulations, students will be required to wear long pants and closed toed shoes during the entire chemistry course (the chemistry building is air conditioned).

    For more information on how UConn's Pre-College Program is handling COVID-19, please check out our website!