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6:23 AM Sat, Sept. 22nd

Deadline nears for <BR>summer scholars

High school juniors and seniors interested in learning more about careers in science and technology have an opportunity to participate in a free, hands-on summer program through Yavapai College.

Summer Scholars gives students with disabilities a chance to explore science and technology careers while working side-by-side with scientists. They may build skills and confidence in biology, geology, computers and chemistry, in a fun, low-pressure atmosphere.

Summer Scholars 2003 is free to all qualified participants through a grant from the National Science Foundation. Dates for the four-week program are July 7 to Aug. 1, with classes on the Yavapai College Prescott Campus.

Through field trips, relaxed labs and camping, students can make new friends while discovering science careers. Participants experience campus life at Yavapai College, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and several outdoor research sites.

Using state-of-the-art cameras, hardware and software, students collect video images of their work during the first three weeks. Digital moviemaking is the capstone project of Technology Week.

For information, call Summer Program Coordinator Joanne Young at 776-2337. To download an application, go to the Open Doors link at the Yavapai College Web site. Deadline is May 15.

To learn more, visit the Yavapai College Web site at www.yc.edu, or call 445-7300.