University of Rochester

Students Discover New Careers during Rochester Scholars Program

February 12, 2009

WHO: Students in grades 6-12 from the greater Rochester area learn from professors and leading local educators while participating in the Rochester Scholars and Rochester Scholars Jr. programs at the University of Rochester.

DATE, PLACE: February 16-20, River Campus and Medical Center

WHAT: Students build robots, uncover evidence using fingerprints, and practice performing sutures during the Rochester Scholars academic enrichment program. Rochester Scholars offers students a chance to experience college life during their winter vacation. February 16 kicks off National Engineering Week and Rochester Scholars has programs that spark an interest in engineering's many fields of study. Courses are not for credit- just for fun!

Please choose a date and time to visit from the below selections:
How to Beat Dr. House at His Own Game!
Amber lies in the ICU, her heart racing. What's next? Students make quick decisions to save the patient.
Wed 2/18 - 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Thurs 2/19 - 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Georgen BME Building, River Campus

Rochester CSI
Crime solvers study fingerprints, artificial blood, and DNA to solve this ultimate whodunit.
Wed 2/18 - 9:30-11:30 a.m.
University of Rochester Medical Center

What's Up Doc?: Exploring the Pre-med Experience
Students perform sutures and examine medical equipment.
Wed 2/18 - 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m.
University of Rochester Medical Center

Case Studies in Science: Biological Research
Students learn research techniques used in molecular biology.
Mon 2/16 - 3-4 p.m., Wed 2/18 - 2-3 p.m.
University of Rochester Medical Center

Build a Mobile Robot Jr.
Students design, build, and program a robot.
Tues 2/17 - 10-11:30 a.m., Wed 2/18 - 2-3:30 p.m., Thurs 2/19 - 10-11:30 a.m.
Various locations, River Campus

Homeostasis: The Balance of Life on Earth Jr.
Students dissect sharks to learn about the DNA and diversity of living things.
Tues 2/17 - 1:30-3 p.m., Wed 2/18 - 1:30-2:30 p.m., Thurs 2/19 - 1:15-2:15 p.m.
University of Rochester Medical Center

Final Presentation
Students present what they have learned over the course of the week.
Friday 2/20 - 12-1 p.m.
May Room of Wilson Commons, River Campus

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Media interested in covering Rochester Scholars should contact Melissa Greco Lopes at 585.276.3693 or 585.314.8289 to schedule a visit. Members of the media will be provided a free parking pass and escorted to the classroom. To register a student in the program, call Ursula Balent at 585.275.9055.