CEMS - The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Cool summer opportunities for high school students

Release Date: 01-15-2008

Author: Dawn Marie Densmore
Email: Dawn.Densmore@uvm.edu
Phone: Array Fax: 802-656-8802

The Governor's Institutes of Vermont (GIV) offers approximately 400 Vermont high school students seven different summer enrichment programs that provide opportunities to explore a wide variety of topics and exciting fields, such as:

    Summer GIV: Asian Cultures
  • Dance, choreography, music, performance, composition, painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, writing and theater
  • Chinese and Japanese language, culture, customs and issues
  • Livable wages, child labor, HIV/AIDS, terrorism, Iraq, immigration, poverty, school quality, human trafficking, landmines, separation of church and state, gender issues and civil liberties
  • Engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical and aeronautical), sustainability, wind energy and robotics
  • Web strategy and design, Photoshop, electronic game design, digital video, html and object-oriented programming
  • Summer GIV:
  • Mathematics, probability and statistics, fair division and fair apportionment, and problem solving in geometry and enumeration
  • Soils, geology, botany, landscape analysis, hydrology and water chemistry

For more information on each program, go to CEMS Outreach.

Motivated Vermont high school students must enroll through their high schools to participate in these unique educational summer Institutes: Arts, Asian Cultures, Current Issues and Youth Activism, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematical Sciences, and Science & Technology.

GIV Institutes enrich the lives of students through intensive educational experiences. Held on Vermont college campuses, the Institutes emphasize experiential hands-on learning and subsequent community involvement. Students can find application packages with their school guidance counselors, or they can visit the GIV web site to download information.

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