Shad Valley June 30 - July 26, 2013
Shad Valley is unlike anything you've encountered. It's a program of infinite possibilities... a place where you can meet challenges head-on, and learn from the experience. You don't do it alone--you meet people with the same drive to excel that you have. You forge lifetime friendships, you work together with those friends, and you stretch the limits.
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There are twelve Shad Valley host campuses for 2013. We have room for 600 students who are completing Grade 10, 11 or 12 (Quebec Secondaire IV, V or CEGEP I, or the international equivalent). We've had participants come from all parts of Canada, as well as the United States, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and more.
We have a number of academic cornerstones: science, engineering, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership innovation and mathematics. Our lectures, labs, and workshops will help you enhance your knowledge and build skills. You'll also have the opportunity to invent a new product--or innovate an existing one--as a member of a team working on an entrepreneurship project.
Bottom line: you're going to be challenged, you're going to learn, and it's going to be fun. You'll be on a leading university campus for four weeks, working hands-on with 50 like-minded individuals, with access to more resources and excellent thinkers than are often found collected in one place.
After the program, many students will put their new knowledge into action for the rest of the summer or beyond, through work experience with a Shad Valley supporter. Click here for more details.
We're looking for people with:
- High overall academic achievement--especially with a passion for math and the sciences
- Creative and entrepreneurial minds
- Initiative and drive
- Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
- Leadership skills as well as the ability to work as a team member
- Participation in extracurricular activities
Click here to find out how to apply.
Are you an IB student? The Shad Valley program is a perfect extension of the IB diploma program experience. Click here to review the details on how Shad fulfils the Creativity aspect of CAS, and how participating at Shad sets the stage for an effective Theory of Knowledge project and Extended Essay.
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