Contact: Debbie Gibbons, Western Washington University Youth Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 650-6820
BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University will host high school students from across the country at its annual College Quest comprehensive college preparatory program July 7-12.
Enrollment is now open for this opportunity to explore college life in a safe, student-centered environment.
College Quest bridges the gap between high school and college and puts students on a path to personal, educational and career success. During the weeklong program, high school students entering grades 10-12 receive a full college experience, including living in a college dorm on Western’s campus.
College Quest provides students’ opportunity to form social connections, offers insight into the college admissions process, and assists in strengthening participants’ college application portfolios.
Participants will complete a college course taught by Western faculty and earn a university credit during the program.
Among this year’s offerings:
- Experience in Behavioral Neuroscience: Observe brain-activity monitoring techniques in action as you learn about brain structure and function.
- Film and Video Production with Final Cut Pro: Use digital cameras, external microphones, lighting, Adobe software and more to create a script, shot list, story board and finished product.
- Introduction to Visual Communication: Use type, color and imagery to effectively convey a message to a target audience while mastering the basics of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
- Local Perspectives on Environmental Science and Sustainability: Conduct research and field observations to apply science for a positive impact on the problems associated with climate change.
- Mirrors, Windows and Doors of Teaching in Today’s Classroom: Gain an understanding of the changing demographics in the nation’s classrooms and the importance of teaching children’s literature with the perspective of cultural diversity.
- Renewable Energy: A Scientific and Technical Perspective: Create biodiesel fuel in the laboratory and construct your own solar cell devices while learning about renewable energy technology.
- Creative writing for the Stage: Gain skills in college-level writing, reviewing and critiquing while discovering the forms and conventions of theatre writing and working in teams to create a staged reading.
Enroll before May 15 to receive an early registration discount.