Ag Discovery 2013
A 3-week program sponsored by USDA/APHIS in conjuction with the University of Maryland to promote agriculture and natural resources and allow high-school students the opportunity of a campus experience
July 7-26, 2013
Learn about plants and animals, the importance of protecting America's food supple from insects and disease, the role of regulation in genetically enginnered organisms, and the challenge of managing and resolving wildlife conflicts. The 3-week program at the Univeristy of Maryland's College Park campus provides an educational odyssey exploring food, culture and the environment. Participants also recieve 3 hours of univeristy-level course credits through the Young Scholars Program. Funding is provided by several offices within APHIS.
Contacts: Mr. Tim Lapanne, (301) 405-5308, email@example.com
Ms. April Brohawn, (301) 314-7222, firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Maryland at College Park is the flagship campus of the Univeristy System of maryland and the state's original 1862 land-grant institution. It is one of only 62 members of the Association of American Universities, which is composed of the leading research universities in the United States and Canada. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the state's primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choise for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The univeristy counts amoung its greatest strength the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.
Applications are due April 1, 2013.
Be an Ag Discovery Mentor!
Ag Discovery is a 3-week program in July designed to promote the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to high school students from all over the country. Participants recieve a unique college experience by rooming on-campus, taking a course, and traveling to different sites in and around Maryland!
As an Ag Discovery mentor, you will room with the participants in the dorm, accompany them on field trips, and promote the University of Maryland. Past activities include Capitol Hill tour, Dupont facilities tour, National Zoo, Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Brookside Gardens, Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, and USDA lab experiements. The position provides free room and board as well as a stipend pay.
When: July 7th-26th
Interested? The office of academic Programs will start conducting "interviews" for students interested in the position! Contact Alyse Carter, email@example.com, to learn more and to set up a meeting with Drs. Evelyn Cooper and Leon Slaughter!