April 17, 2009
Written by Sarah Whetstone
Shake Hands offers courses geared towards helping academically talented students develop broader thinking.
This summer, cool off with Texas Tech University’s “Shake Hands With Your Future” academic summer camp.
The Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) is now accepting applications for students entering fourth grade through 11th grade who want to expand their learning capacity through hands-on, student-involved courses.
Shake Hands is offering two six-day summer sessions in which children choose two courses to explore including architecture, animal science, clinical lab science, green engineering, robotics, art, law, biotechnology, theater, forensics, and anatomy and physiology. The first session, for students entering eighth through 11th grades, runs from June 7-12. Session two, for students entering fourth through seventh grades, runs from July 5-10.
Shake Hands is in its 30th summer of enriching learning. All classes are student-driven and taught by university faculty, graduate students and public school teachers. For six days, students work with instructors and each other to delve into creative thought. Through close interaction, students will develop broader thinking and learning styles while building a foundation for future learning.
IDEAL is a department in the Texas Tech Division of Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement. Formed in 1984, the institute has introduced thousands of students in grades K-12 to the university through a variety of on-campus academic enrichment programs.