Summer Honors Institute at YSU June 16-20

summer honors institute_shiSeventy gifted and talented high school students will participate in a variety of courses and hands-on activities, from the Potato Cannon to Crime Scene Analysis, at the 2014 Summer Honors Institute this week on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The Institute runs June 16 through 20. Participants spend Monday through Thursday, June 16 to 19, immersed in classes and activities in a wide range of disciplines taught by university professors and area school teachers. Among the courses are Potato Cannon, Entrepreneurship, Crime Scene Analysis, Harry Potter, Healthcare in the 21st Century and Acting Improvisation. New classes this year included Engineering: Rapid Prototyping, Musical Theater, Law, and Finance.

On Friday, June 20, students participate in learning activities in the morning and are provided information about YSU majors and services during a college fair. The week concludes with an afternoon Friday celebration where participants demonstrate what they learned in their courses. This year, YSU President-designate Jim Tressel will join the afternoon celebration to address students, parents and special guests.

Participants must be formally identified as gifted and talented and must be in the 10th and 11th grade during the 2013-14 academic year.

For more information about SHI, contact Institute Director Amy Cossentino at or Program Assistant Sharyn Fees at

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