||Ventures Scholars Member Institution Enrichment Programs
The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program
The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) focuses
on minority students residing in INDIANA
who are currently in the eighth and ninth grades (entering
ninth and tenth grades in the Fall), and hopes to attract
them to Indiana University in future years.
The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program is an exciting
opportunity for minority students to broaden their horizons
in science. This program is funded by the Department
of Biology and Academic Support and Diversity, along
with help from Cook Incorporated of Bloomington. It
is an intensive one week residential program. Students
participating in the program will receive free room
and board. All program participants will be housed in
one of the dormitories on the beautiful Bloomington
campus. The program will include lecture/discussions
to expose students to ideas in genetics, evolution,
environmental biology, molecular biology, plant sciences,
and microbiology. A substantial portion of the program
will be devoted to giving students “hands-on”
laboratory experience in the area of biology related
to the discussions. The instructors in the program will
be teams of Indiana University faculty members and high
school teachers. Students will experience maintaining
academic notes on all instructions during the program.
Teachers will review students’ notebooks to better
prepare them for a college academic career. Evening
activities will include other educational, social and
entertainment events, and the opportunity to enjoy some
of the recreational sports facilities on campus. It
is important that students become fully aware of all
activities before applying for this program. Students
are expected to fully participate in all planned activities,
take notes during lectures and lab sessions, and exhibit
appropriate behavior at all times.
The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program is open to
Indiana high school minority students including, but
not limited to African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans,
and Native Americans.
Applications can be obtained at:
Dates of Program:
July 18-23, 2004
April 9, 2004
If accepted, we require a $25 non-refundable registration
fee due at the time of acceptance into the program.
Transportation costs to and from Indiana University
in Bloomington are at the expense of the program participants.
Room and board paid for by the SEP. This program is
made possible by the IU College of Arts & Sciences,
Indiana University Department of Biology, Indiana University
Academic Support & Diversity, and Cook Incorporated
of Bloomington, IN.
Department of Biology
Jordan Hall 127
1001 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
(last updated March 24, 2004)