UW now accepting Energy Summer Institute applications
Two-week summer program at the University of Wyoming for 9th grade students and public school teachers
by University of Wyoming
January 7, 2010
LARAMIE - Jananuary 7, 2010 -- Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 Energy Summer Institute sponsored by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources. The insitute is a two-week summer residential program for students currently enrolled in ninth grade. It is also open to the state's public school teachers.
The 2010 program is scheduled for June 6-19. The goal is to inspire the imagination of high school students about the challenging energy problems facing the world while exciting teachers about the energy industry and the School of Energy Resources (SER).
In addition to attending classes, students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational, cultural and social events. Room and board costs are covered by the SER.
"The program offers the youths of Wyoming a terrific opportunity for exposure to higher education and all that the University of Wyoming has to offer," says Mark Northam, SER director.
Applications are available for download at www.uwyo.edu/energy_institute. For more information, call Pam Henderson at (307) 766-6879 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Energy Resources Energy Summer Institute is an enrichment program for high-school students with an interest in science and math. Applicants should be excellent, well-rounded, 9th-grade students who demonstrate the following traits, aptitudes, and behaviors.
- Creativity, imagination, and curiosity
- Initiative, motivation, and independence
- Solid communication skills
- Enthusiasm about learning and life in general
To be eligible to apply, students must:
- currently be enrolled in the 9th grade in a public or private high school in Wyoming.
- be current residents of Wyoming.
- be committed to participate fully and remain for the entire two weeks of the program.
The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources will select the successful applicants. The SER values diversity and seeks broad participation from across the state from schools of all sizes.
Application Process for Students
Submit the following information to apply for the Energy Summer Institute.
Complete the student information form. The form asks for basic information such as your name, school location, and parental consent. The form also requests a list of your activities, honors and awards, and high school course enrollment information.
Obtain two recommendations from a current teachers, counselor, coach, or youth-group leader. At least one recommendation must be from a 9th grade teacher you had in the first semester or currently have now. Letters of recommendation should be mailed under separate cover by the recommenders.
Write a letter of application. In your letter, include the reasons for wanting to participate and an explanation of what you hope to grain from the experience. Feel free to provide any background information about yourself that you feel is appropriate. Letters that bring out the personal qualities sought by the SER will strengthen the application.
Provide a copy of your school transcript from the first semester of 9th grade. An unofficial transcript is sufficient.
Mail your student information form, letter of application, and 9th grade transcript to the following address. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2010 or until all openings are filled. Admission letters will be mailed by the week of April 9, 2010.
School of Energy Resources
Attn: Energy Summer Institute
Dept. 3012, 1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-2000