Monday, March 28, 2016

VSU Announces Summer Enrichment Program for High School Juniors and Seniors Interested in Plants, Soils, and Environmental Science

Summer Enrichment Program — June 26 - July 1, 2016

Virginia State University Campus & Randolph Farm
Classroom Learning | Field and Lab Activities | Stay on Campus | All Meals Provided
Gain hands-on experience with the world around you through VSU’s Summer Enrichment Program in Plant, Soil & Environmental Science. During the week-long program, participants will learn from experts through experiential learning activities about:
• Water and environmental issues
• Food and ornamental crop production
• Aquatic plants and animals
• Soil composition, soil health, and soil management practices
• Resumé building & interviewing skills
• Career opportunities with the USDA and other federal, state, private industry jobs
Application Requirements: Admission is restricted to rising high school juniors and seniors interested in the plant, soil & environmental science disciplines. Applicants are required to complete and submit this online application, including a one-page essay (200-300 words) describing career goals and reasons for interest in the summer enrichment program.
Applications are due by MAY 6, 2016. Applicants who are admitted will be notified no later than June 1.
This program is funded by USDA NIFA Award No. 2012-38821-20041, Increasing Undergraduate Enrollment in the Department of Agriculture at Virginia State University.