Carolina Institute for the Multicultural Approach to Science (CIMAS)

CIMAS is a summer program for 60 high school students designed to increase the number of ethnic minority students entering college degree programs in science and mathematics and ultimately pursuing careers in these disciplines. The program offers summer academies utilizing mathematics problem solving sessions to develop skills in analyzing and finding solutions. Computer science sessions offers integrated courses of scientific study to address real world problems. Students study the science of photography, environmental biology, and chemistry. In the fall, students participate in two Saturday session workshops. The program exposes talented and interested minority students and their families to a wide range of hands-on exploration and educate CIMAS scholars and their families on the rich development of science and mathematics in ethnic cultures. The program is designed to provide role models for the CIMAS scholars by allowing them to interact with minority scientists and peers from other states.


Format: intensive research programs

Area Served: state-wide

Program dates: July 7 - 26, 2002

Open to: ethnic minority students who will be entering 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2002

Application deadline: May 1, 2002

Cost: The Summer Academy is FREE to all CIMAS Scholars. A grant from the Burroughs-Wellcome Foundation and support from Lenoir-Rhyne College pays all expenses of the Scholars. Scholars will receive free room and board, full access to the facilities of Lenoir-Rhyne College, and a $25 per week stipend for incidental expenses.

How do I become a CIMAS scholar?
Complete the application form (see link below) and submit it along with a letter of support from a science or math teacher by May 1, 2002. Scholars will be notified of their selection by May 15, 2002.

Wayne Powell, Ph.D.

Address: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Lenior-Rhyne College
Box 7420A
Hickory, NC 28603

Phone: (828) 328-7112
Fax: (828) 328-7368

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