• Summer camps, programs at Baylor keep campus bustling

    ren-scholar-june-09I’ve written before about how my first exposure to Baylor came through a summer debate camp, and I doubt I’m alone. There are camps and programs going on at Baylor all summer for people of all ages and covering all kinds of subjects, from sports to cheerleading to science and other more academic studies.

    The Renaissance Scholar Program for high school juniors combines studies of engineering and technology with readings from more traditional liberal arts topics — history, art, literature, philosophy and theology. News8 Austin ran a nice feature earlier this month on how the program is helping engage and prepare the next generation of scientists.

    There are even programs for current undergraduates; those interested in science can participate in Baylor’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Baylor’s physics department and CASPER (the university’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research). The program offers undergrads yet another opportunity for exposure to graduate-level research; Wired magazine listed the program among its top 10 summer programs.

    Those are just two of the dozens of camps and programs going on at Baylor this summer. Even though school is out, campus activity continues to bustle!

    Sic ’em, Baylor summer visitors!

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