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SAHI Scheduled Courses

June 19-24, 2016 

Art and Design

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.

 

June 19-24, 2016

Astronomy and Physics

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 12-17, 2016

Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Molecules to Medicines: Structure and Function
Join the biochemists at Ohio Northern University for a weeklong experience to explore how DNA sequence is related to protein structure and how this affects protein function. You will examine the basic and advanced concepts required to understand those relationships. This will be done through intensive laboratory experiences and exciting classroom discussion. You will be introduced to amino acids and how they form proteins – the “machines” or “appliances” in the body that do all the work and enable cells to function properly. The structure-function relationship of proteins and how this plays a part in their role in molecular biology, medicine and disease will be studied. You will delve into lab work, grow cells and allow cloned proteins to be made by bacteria. You will use this information and related concepts to understand how a protein does its job and how a damaged or malformed protein can contribute to disease. Disease symptoms are often due to changes in the structure of a protein, which affects how it functions in the body. During this course, you will see how DNA mutations play a role in the formation of malfunctioning proteins and resulting disease states. As a visual demonstration of this, you will observe how changes at the DNA level result in altered protein structure and properties as you examine the attributes of a protein that normally glows green but can be changed to a non-glowing protein or one that glows blue through changes in DNA sequence. As you explore, you will have opportunities to learn fundamental molecular biology and biochemical techniques. The application of molecular biology techniques to controversial topics, such as genetically modified organisms, will be presented and discussed.

 

June 19-24, 2016

Chemistry

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).

 

June 12-17, 2016

Cryptography

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 12-17, 2016

Engineering

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.

 

June 12-17, 2016

Forensic Science (Basic)

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.

 

June 19-24, 2016

July 17-22

Forensic Science (Advanced)

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.

 

June 12-17, 2016

Human Anatomy and Histology

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.

 

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June 12-17, 2016

International Relations

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.

 

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June 12-17, 2016

June 19-24, 2016

July 17-22, 2016

Mock Trial

On Trial for Murder
A shipwreck! A storm at sea! A victim missing, presumed drowned! Put your critical-thinking skills to work and participate in a presentation of opening statements, direct and cross examinations, relevant objections, and closing arguments as you work through a mock trial of this authentic case. You will gain confidence and improve your analytical and speaking skills as you explore the legal process of a criminal trial. While proceedings in the legal profession are often very serious, you will have fun in this course, challenging your colleagues as you learn to think on your feet and argue objections intelligently.

 

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June 12-17, 2016

June 19-24, 2016

Nutrition

Food and Nutrition: What Humans Eat
Have you ever wondered how the food you eat is used by your body? During this camp, you’ll find out how your cells harness food energy to power exercising muscles. Explore the amazing ways that vitamins and minerals work together to build bones, heal wounds and keep you from getting sick. Debunk common diet myths and learn to discern fact from fiction. Analyze your own food intake and get personalized nutrition advice from a registered dietitian. Take a tour of a local grocery store and taste some healthy treats. This summer, take a bite out of life and learn about the fascinating science of human nutrition.

 

June 19-24, 2016 - CAMP IS FULL FOR SUMMER 2016

Pharmacy

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.

 

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June 12-17, 2016

Philosophy and Technology

Philosophical Challenges for the Future Technological Advances
Technological innovation and philosophical investigation have a long and complex relationship. New technologies force us to confront, and perhaps revise, our responses to fundamental philosophical questions, such as what it means to be human. Philosophical convictions, in turn, motivate and shape technological progress. This camp will focus on modern technologies, in particular robotics and artificial intelligence, though discussion, philosophical texts, short stories and movies.

 

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June 19-24, 2016

Physics

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.

 

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June 12-17, 2016

June 19-24, 2016

Public Health

Outbreak: Are You Next?
People suddenly fall ill. What’s making them sick? What do the victims have in common? Is it their geographic location? Their social class? Where they work or have purchased food? These are questions that people working in various public health fields answer all the time. Whether it involves tracking patterns of disease, identifying epidemics and pandemics, or working to educate the population about how to stay healthy and avoid illness, this is public health. In this course, you will investigate an outbreak and gather clues to determine its cause. You will learn to map where cases are occurring and calculate how prevalent the outbreak is across the population. Once the cause is determined, you will will develop ways to inform the public about how to avoid the illness, targeting high-risk groups.

 

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June 19-24, 2016

Social Media

Chatter Lines
LOL did you see her Vine video? Yes, because I just Snapchatted it to all my friends! #rockstarstatus. Put your social-media skills to work as you participate in a weeklong course dedicated to teaching how to use social-media platforms in the public-relations arena. Through hands-on assignments, you’ll produce a personal-branding site that will feature your work on popular social-media platforms. At the end of the weeklong experience, you’ll have a portfolio of pieces highlighting your involvement as well as a deeper understanding and appreciation of how a variety of industries, from sports to fashion, utilize these tools. 

 

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July 17–22, 2016

Sport Science

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 12-17, 2016

Technology

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.

 

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June 12-17, 2016

Theatre

’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!

 

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June 12-17, 2016

Videography

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.