The 2017 Summer Scholars participants and leaders.
The 2017 Summer Scholars participants and leaders.
Students learn about exponential growth from Dr. Harrell and Dr. Yanik using water and a bucket.
Students learn about exponential growth from Dr. Harrell and Dr. Yanik using water and a bucket.
Dr. Jorge Ballester conducted a session on the laws of motion for the students.
Dr. Jorge Ballester conducted a session on the laws of motion for the students.
Students look at sunspots with help from Dr. Ballester.
Students look at sunspots with help from Dr. Ballester.
The group traveled to K-State to tour the McDonald physics lab and several engineering labs. While there they learned about lazers, fiber optics and high-speed photography.
The group traveled to K-State to tour the McDonald physics lab and several engineering labs. While there they learned about lazers, fiber optics and high-speed photography.
Students work together to build a windmill from a kit. The windmills generate enough energy to power a small light bulb.
Students work together to build a windmill from a kit. The windmills generate enough energy to power a small light bulb.

Summer Scholars

Funded by the outreach components of successful STEM grants at other Kansas regional institutions

Summer Scholars is a three-day program for students who have completed 6th-8th grade. Priority is given to Hispanic students. The students participate in hands-on workshops, calculator exploration, campus activities and group projects every day.

This multiple-day program allows students to do and explore things that a single day program cannot provide. Students receive lunch and breakfast every day as well as a Summer Scholars t-shirt. The three-day program wraps up with an ice cream social and awards ceremony.  

Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis and is limited to the first 20 students. No repeats from previous years please. On-site registrations will not be accepted; you must preregister.

For more information about Summer Scholars, contact the Department of Mathematics and Economics at 620-341-5281 or click on the brochure link below.

Summer Scholars Goals:



2018 Program Specifics:

Date: TBA

Time:  9:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Science Hall, Emporia State University

Brochure link: