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High school summer science program restored at CMU

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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
 

After a hiatus because of state budget cuts, the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences will return to Carnegie Mellon University this summer.

The Mellon College of Science hosted the PGSS program at the university each summer since its inception in 1982 until the cuts in 2009. The program provides instruction in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science, with emphasis on collaborative learning and team research for Pennsylvania high school students.

Soon after the cuts, the PGSS Alumni Association formed to raise the funds to revive the program. The campaign netted $150,000 from private and corporate donors to match a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, according to CMU.

This year, the program will run June 30 through Aug. 3 for 56 students. For application instructions, see www-pgss.mcs.cmu.edu. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 15. Students who are accepted will receive full tuition and room and board for the program.

Rachel Weaver is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7948 or rweaver@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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