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SAHI Scheduled Courses

Art and Design

June 11-16, 2017

Design: Think. Know. Do.
Embark on an exciting journey to explore the fundamentals of visual communication. Working in teams and individually, you will redesign a business’s visual identity, including the logo, through a combination of research activities. You will learn how a variety of visual elements, such as color, typeface, illustration and photography, convey an identity and message. You’ll work in groups to gather and understand research, develop design criteria based on that research, develop alternative versions of a new identity, refine one version as the final design solution, and present a formal presentation of your design solution. In addition to graphic design, other design fields like architecture, environmental design, landscape architecture, interior design and industrial design will be addressed to introduce you to the education, career paths and professional practices.



Astronomy and Physics

June 11-26, 2017

Cedar Point Freefall and the Heavens
During this camp, you will gain fundamental knowledge of the principles of physics and solve problems in the context of using critical thinking and inquiry skills of applied physics. There will be spills, thrills and chills – and that’s just the math and science. This camp closely examines the physics behind the scream machines that make our hearts race and stomachs drop. Classroom projects in engineering and physics will provide the basis for the science behind the thrill rides. The course’s “final exam” is a full day at the world’s biggest physics lab – Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Through the astronomy segment of the course, significant time will be devoted to exploring the skies by day and by night.




June 18-23, 2017

Chemistry is Awesome and Has Many Flavors!
Chemistry and its applications are all around us. In this weeklong course, you will be introduced to the sub-disciplines of chemistry (inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and biochemistry) through lecture and extensive hands-on laboratory experiences. Lectures and laboratory activities will focus on illustrating the depth and extent of chemistry in everyday life, ranging from the commercial products an individual uses to how the body reacts to its surroundings. 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).





The Calculations Enigma
Cryptography is a key element of the computing environment in the contemporary world, with numerous applications (finance and banking, network security, electronic voting, encrypting music and video files, to name just a few). In this workshop, you will learn basic techniques of secure communication, and you will acquire a working knowledge of famous cryptographic protocols such as RSA, ElGamal and Goldwasser-Micali cryptosystems, and Diffie-Hellman key exchange. The necessary background from number theory (indispensable to a solid knowledge of cryptography) will be presented thoroughly by experts in the field with extensive teaching, research and publishing experience. You’ll have ample hands-on opportunities to put your newly acquired knowledge to work with the help of sophisticated computer algebra systems such as MAPLE or MATLAB. Funny as well as challenging moments throughout the workshop will involve deciphering cryptograms, sharing secret keys and cryptography role-playing.




June 18-23, 2017

Engineering Pathways
Hands-on activities will give you an understanding of basic engineering fields: civil engineering, electrical/computer engineering and mechanical engineering. Classroom and laboratory activities take place in the engineering laboratories on campus. As an example of activities, you might determine the aerodynamic loads on a wing, apply and use strain gauges on a test sample, perform tensile testing on metals, or use programmable logic controllers to control an automated system. Field trips will be taken to local industrial sites, where you will enhance your knowledge of engineering while interacting with professional engineers.



Forensic Science (Basic)

June 11-16, 2017 and JUNE 18-23, 2017

The Crime Scene and Evidence
In this basic crime scene investigation course, you’ll be exposed to many aspects of forensic investigation through lectures on forensic theory and practice with hands-on activities. This includes a day spent at ONU Crime Scene House recognizing and collecting evidence. The week also will emphasize the importance of on-site and field presumptive testing and analysis with final laboratory reports and presentations being the end-work product. Your presentations will be assessed, and feedback will be provided prior to the final presentation.



Forensic Science (Advanced)

June 25-30, 2017

Forensic Lab Science
Exposure to the major probative areas of forensic science will be emphasized, including fingerprint analysis with latent prints collection and examination, DNA analysis, firearms identification, toxicology, and illicit drug chemistry. There will be less emphasis on the crime scene investigation aspect and greater emphasis on laboratory science, although the ONU Crime Scene House will be utilized for collection of evidence to be analyzed. You’ll write laboratory reports, which will be assessed and given feedback.



Human Anatomy and Histology

June 11-16, 2017

Exploring Human Anatomy and Histology
The human body is an incredible living machine. Have you ever thought about how the different tissues and organs are organized to function? In this course, you will explore the human body by looking at tissues and organ systems using three different approaches in anatomy: gross anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy) and developmental anatomy. Gross anatomy is the “big picture,” and you will explore this level of anatomy by looking at the organ systems in dissections of preserved mammalian specimens. Through the microscope, you will discover the patterns and internal organization of tissues and organs. You will look at many different tissues and organs mounted on microscope slides. The theory and application for histology-slide preparation will be explained in detail. Lastly, you will observe living chicken embryos (a model for the study of animal and human developmental history) for a complete and in-depth understanding of how different organs/systems form.



International Relations

June 12-17, 2016

Global Civil Society and World Peace
We live in a globalized and interdependent world with common interests. Citizens of the world, particularly the youth who are leaders of tomorrow, need peace in order to fulfill their aspirations and the pursuit of happiness. However, we witness daily threats, such as war, human rights violations, epidemics and terrorism, that require global collective efforts to confront. This course examines threats, global efforts and challenges to world peace. We examine contributions of states, individuals, NGOs and global civil societies in attaining world peace. This course will enhance your analytical and critical-thinking skills in making recommendations in attaining global peace.




June 25-30, 2017

Pharmacy for the Future
During the weeklong pharmacy course, you’ll discover the expanding role pharmacists play in improving patient lives. You will gain insight into the various science disciplines involved in the research and development of pharmaceutical products and patient care. This camp will evolve as you first learn the history of pharmacy and then progress through an enriching set of hands-on experiences that will expose you to a vast array of pharmacy disciplines. With the guidance of experienced ONU faculty and health care leaders in the area, you will learn drug modeling, design and development; work in a compounding lab; venture into the field of pharmacy where you will visit multiple pharmacy settings; perform research on drug information; and learn more about the expanding role of pharmacists in patient care, assessment and counseling. Lastly, through hands-on lab and research experiences, you will learn the steps required to manufacture a product and how to counsel patients on the use of medications. All of this will prepare you to present your final project to ONU faculty and your parents.




June 11-16, 2017

Quantum Mechanics and Relativity
The reason why a “theory of everything” in physics still eludes us is partly due to the difficulties that arise in the unification of quantum mechanics on one hand and the theory of relativity on the other hand. This course will be a self-contained, gentle introduction to both these spectacular theories, initiated at the beginning of the 20th century.



Sport Science

June 18–23, 2017

Sports and Science are Related
In this camp, you’ll perform hands-on, interactive laboratory experiences of the common health, fitness and exercise tests used to determine physical fitness and athletic performance. You will measure your own exercise capacities, including aerobic capacity, strength, power, flexibility, movement patterns and body composition, using common exercise-physiology laboratory equipment and field tests. You will compare your values to accepted norms for trained and untrained individuals to determine how your measurements compare to others. Understanding the role of exercise measurements in health and fitness will be reinforced. You also will be expected to determine how measured-physiological data help to explain the differences in performance between individuals. You’ll also use your measurements to design appropriate exercise programs just for you.




June 25-30, 2017

Hands-On Technology
Innovations and technology abound in your journey from design to competition at the Hands-On Technology (HOT) camp. You will be exposed to a world of inquiry through problem-solving exercises to obtain a deeper learning of technology in action. Hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be experienced in your pursuit by designing, developing, creating and testing a radio-controlled hovercraft. Use state-of-the-art software programs to design your prototype while operating and using cutting-edge technologies and equipment. Examples include advanced 3-D designing, 3-D printing/rapid prototyping, creating printed circuit boards, thermal forming of plastics, material fabrication, metal casting and robotics to develop and test your abilities to create a competition winner. When completed, you’ll be able to take your creation home with you.



June 25-30, 2017


’Round the World of Theatre
Do you have a passion for theatre or want to explore a new area? Join us for this exciting journey. You will learn the basic skills of theatre production through practical methodology. Focusing on all aspects of theatre, including design, acting and management, this hands-on course offers insight into the world of professional theatre. Using one core text, you will divide your time between scenic and prop design, lighting/sound, costuming, marketing and acting, culminating in a short presentation of your work on the fifth day of camp. Invited audience members at the production will include your family and guests. This course offers a great opportunity for you to learn a great deal about a number of different facets of theatre!



Videography (New!)

June 12-17, 2016

Every You-Tube Tells a Story
There are many ways to tell a story and videography is an excellent one! Students will each be provided with a video camera. Short lectures on story boarding, best filming practices, lighting and video editing techniques will be combined with time out in the field shooting your own story. Students will then return to the lab and use the latest video editing software, Final Cut Pro, to produce their own short video, which will then be posted to YouTube. This course is ideal for the aspiring professional writer, journalist or anyone interested in a creative field where videography skills are needed.