Summer Science Academy
Summer Science Academy
Free For Rising 9th Graders
2018 Dates: July 9-13
The Canterbury Summer Science Academy is a partnership between Canterbury and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN). The one-week, all-day summer camp is free for up to 14 Guilford County Schools students every summer. This will be the fourth year of the camp; 2018 camp is July 9-13.
“This partnership uses the best of each school. Canterbury offers expertise in educating adolescents and the facilities in our new Science and Technology Center. JSNN brings world-renowned professors, graduate students, and research projects. Together, we can enrich education for students who might not otherwise have the opportunity for a summer science program,” said camp director Nicole Schutt.
Rising 9th graders in the Guilford County Public Schools can apply and will be chosen by an admission committee. Students will return for a week every summer for the next three years. Since its start in summer 2016, the camp has added a new group of 9th graders every year, so that this summer, there will be four different, one-week, science academies for students in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Themes and projects will change every summer based on the work being done at JSNN. Past camps have focused on the nanoscience of plants (moving molecules within plants and plant cells), and hydroponics (growing plants in just water and nutrients).
Students begin the day at Canterbury in Canterbury's Science and Technology Center learning broad scientific knowledge, skills, and practices with hands-on projects. The students eat lunch at Canterbury then go to the JSNN Building at the Gateway University Research Park on East Lee Street to work with graduate students on their own research questions and problems. Canterbury provides transportation to JSSN.
“The goal of the project is to nurture students’ love of science through their high school years and produce a group of scientific-minded citizens who continue in a STEM post-secondary education and ultimately pursue a career in the sciences,” said Schutt. “The connections these students make with the professors, teachers, and graduate students will hopefully follow them into college and beyond.”
The first two years of the Canterbury Summer Science Academy were funded with a grant from a Canterbury supporter. Succeeding summers have been funded through donations and grants
"The camp reconfirmed my passion in science. I had an amazing time being around students as interested in the field as I am, and would suggest the camp to anyone who is interested in learning in general."
– Jacob M, 2015 participant
How To Apply
Note that applicants must be entering ninth grade in a Guilford County Schools high school for the 2018-19 school year.
- Print the Release of Records form here and submit the completed document to your school as soon as possible.
- Print Science Teacher Recommendation form here and give it to your science teacher.
- Print and complete Student Application here.
- The application deadline for the 2017 summer camp is May 31, 2018. Return all materials to:
Canterbury School Summer Science Academy
℅ Nicole Schutt
5400 Old Lake Jeanette Rd
Greensboro, NC 27455