Art and Design (Date TBD)
"Design: Think. Know. Do." This year’s summer camp will investigate how graphic designers can use their skills and knowledge to draw attention to – and invoke a solution to – the problem of urban decay. Called the “Grafik Intervention,” students will use digital projections to engage the local public through visually dynamic and compelling communication methods. The projections will be designed to provide historical information in an urban context on buildings after dark. Through the use of projected visuals and real-time discussions, printed questionnaires will be used to elicit information from the general public as they walk, ride or drive by the case study building(s). The design camp also will inform students about careers in design and raise awareness of the impact of design through a series of weeklong projects. The assignments will challenge students to explore their creativity and critical-thinking skills while pushing them to try a range of techniques. The exploration of the design process also will teach students to question, make choices, generate possible solutions, work collaboratively and, ultimately, broaden their understanding of the world around them.
Chemistry (Date TBD)
Students are introduced to a range of disciplines in the field of chemistry through lecture and extensive hands-on laboratory experiences. Chosen topics will illustrate the depth and extent to which chemistry affects their lives. Activities include synthesis, characterization and instrumental analysis of aspirin, acetaminophen and wintergreen; introduction to the fundamentals of spectroscopy and chromatography; and more light-hearted activities such as a titration competition to determine the concentration of iron in vitamins and the preparation of hand lotion, tinting and scenting included.
Engineering (Date TBD)
"Engineering Pathways" Students explore various engineering fields, such as civil, computer, electrical and mechanical, through hands-on activities and experiments utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and software on campus. They learn about engineering applications through field trips and meetings with practicing engineers.
Entrepreneurship Adventure (Date TBD)
Discover whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Learn what you need to do to start a business. Meet entrepreneur stars. Visit entrepreneurially minded businesses. Meet other entrepreneurially spirited students who are just like you. Participate in many other fun activities.
Forensic Science—Basic (Date TBD)
The basic Crime Scene Investigation course exposes students to many aspects of forensic investigation through lectures on forensic theory and practice with hands-on activities, including a day spent at ONU Crime Scene House recognizing and collecting evidence. The week also emphasizes the importance of on-site and field presumptive testing and analysis with final laboratory reports and presentations being the end-work product. The presentations will be assessed, and feedback will be provided prior to the final presentation.
Forensic Science—Advanced (Date TBD)
This advanced course emphasizes the major probative areas of forensic science, including fingerprint analysis with latent prints collection and examination, DNA analysis, firearms identification, toxicology, and illicit drug chemistry. There will be less emphasis on crime scene investigation and a greater emphasis on laboratory science, although the ONU Crime Scene House will be utilized for the collection of evidence to be analyzed. Laboratory reports will be written and assessed, and feedback will be provided to the students.
Medicinal Herbs (Date TBD)
This is a completely hands-on laboratory experience. Students will learn to make herbal infusions, teas and tinctures, herbal soap, lip balm “vapo-rub,” marshmallows, aromatheraputics, and cough drops. Students will learn to identify locally grown herbs and the herbs in the Medicinal Herb Gardens at ONU and how to plant and harvest them.
Mock Trial (Date TBD)
Students in the Mock Trial course hone their oral and written product communication talents and develop their critical and analytical skills as they are guided step by step through the process of preparing for the course presentation in a mock trial.
Pharmacy (Date TBD)
Students in the Pharmacy course gain insight into the various science disciplines involved in research and development of pharmaceutical products. Through hands-on lab and research experiences, students learn the steps required to manufacture a product and how to counsel patients on the use of medications. Students will visit four different pharmacy practice settings and prepare a final presentation for faculty and parents. (only seniors accepted)
Physics/Astronomy (Date TBD)
The Physics of Cedar Point: Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio is, in a manner of speaking, perhaps the largest physics laboratory in the world. Many physical and mathematical principles, as well as concepts of engineering, are observable in such an environment. This course will focus on the collection of data from the rides and the analysis of the data through graphs and calculations. Time also will be devoted to engineering challenges that will allow the students opportunities to apply the knowledge they obtain by constructing physical models. Astronomy: Campers will be able to use the new ONU Observatory to view the planets, the Moon, the stars, and beyond. The roll-off roof observatory contains three main telescopes mounted on piers. It also has a control room with computers capable of controlling the telescopes and several electronic imaging detectors. Up to 2 night time sessions and 1 daytime session are planned, depending on the weather. The crescent Moon, Mercury, Mars and Saturn will all be up in the early evening. For the daytime session, the students will safely observe sunspots on our Sun, which is currently active.
Statistics (Date TBD)
“Lies, Darned Lies, and Statistics” Statistics plays a fundamental role throughout the scientific world and in everyday life itself. Unfortunately, even though statistics is an extremely important – it literally saves lives – and interesting field, this is not widely recognized by students or society in general. The singular goal of our summer session in statistical methods is to make participating students aware of just how “essential” the use of statistics really is. In our session, students will be charged with the discovery research tools of several exciting applications of the concepts and methods of statistics to solve problems. The emphasis will be on assessments that use both oral and written presentations of the team projects, and experiments designed to actively engage students in the learning process. Students will be involved in all phases of hands-on statistical experiments, from the design of the experiment to the collection and analysis of the data. Additionally, there will be a variety of fun and challenging activities throughout the week illuminating the concepts of probability.
Young Women’s Leadership Experience (Date TBD)
Young women in this course experience assessments, individual and small group activities, and interaction with successful women leaders in business, nonprofit and public life. They begin to understand and develop their individual self-confidence, their personal style, and their ability to use all forms of leadership behaviors to benefit themselves, their peers, groups and society.