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Warwick to host global school for gifted young scientists

iggy_image.jpgIGGY, Warwick’s educational social network for bright young people, has partnered with the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), as part of the Global STEM Alliance, to deliver a distinctive global residential school for gifted 11-18 year-old students from around the world.

To be held at Warwick 7-20 December 2014, the residential school will benefit 100 young people through two-weeks of intensive academic study, introducing them to real world issues and projects to develop them as young researchers.

NYAS will be delivering a challenging course designed to inspire the next generation of scientists. Students will be encouraged to think about their future career options in science, as well as learning the skills scientists need to be successful in their chosen field. Working in teams, students will experience the various fields of science from around the globe and develop a science research proposal that can be implemented in their local communities.

Ken Sloan, Registrar, said:

We have a strong track record of delivering quality residential programmes that attract leading academic tutors and partners. This year we are building on that reputation through working in partnership with NYAS to deliver what promises to be a challenging and exciting programme. We look forward to welcoming the world’s brightest to Warwick.”

As well as the sciences, the programme covers politics, leadership, communications and culture. Designed with an international perspective, the residential school provides intensive academic study that aims to stretch, stimulate and familiarise gifted young students with university level study.

Students will receive 50 hours of contact time with world-class academics from NYAS and Warwick’s Centre for Applied Linguistics, and Department of Politics and International Studies.

Residential schools have been held at Warwick since 2008, attended by over 600 young people. As well as academic content, students will experience living on campus and take part in social and cultural activities.

Applications are open until 10 November 2014