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USNA STEM

Posted by Lex, on February 17, 2011

Navy offers a five-day Science, Technology, Engineering and Math course to rising 9-11th graders every summer. Applications close on 31 March:

The STEM Program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through hands-on practical learning.  Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professor s in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom.  The academy’s current students, known as midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM Program and act as counselors and tutors to students.

Approximately 375 total students from around the U.S. will be accepted to STEM.  All students selected to participate will receive a full scholarship to attend this academic summer program, but will be responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Free is an awfully good price.

 

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Athens vs Sparta

Posted by Lex, on September 20th, 2008

On the Severn: *

(Naval Academy) students attracted to history or political science say that they have no trouble satisfying their craving for intellectual challenge and reflection. (Professor Williamson) Murray said that, while he was appalled by the ignorance of the incoming freshmen, he found that the students in one of his senior seminars were “by far and away” superior to those he had taught at Yale and elsewhere in their “level of sophistication, writing ability, understanding of history, capacity to connect the dots between different periods.” These students are just as inclined as good students everywhere to question established wisdom.

Good lads (and lasses).

* Link changed – 03/22/18 – Ed.

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