MythOlympics Training Camp
What is the MythOlympics Training Camp?
The MythOlympics Training Camp is a competitive scholarship-based program open to high-achieving students transitioning to their freshman, sophomore, or junior years in high school. Participants will investigate problems without defined answers and will meet these challenges through a combination of creativity, analytical problem solving, communication, teamwork and leadership. We seek applicants that love investigating problems and learning through experience, are intellectually curious, can work collaboratively with others, are highly motivated, can handle risk and uncertainty, have strong work ethic and/or have other outstanding qualities that qualify them for the training camp.
Up to 20 students from across the North Country will be selected and will receive a scholarship that covers the full costs of the camp, including room, board, and all associated activities (not including transportation to and from Clarkson University).
For the summer of 2016, the camp will be held from July 10 to July 13. Participants will be engaged with demonstrations, team-based activities, and myth-busting challenges similar to the “MythBusters” television show. Clarkson professors, academically talented students from Clarkson University, and professional engineers and scientists will lead the camp activities.
The top performing teams will receive prizes including a $1000 scholarship to Clarkson University, should they choose to attend Clarkson University in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics-related discipline.
The training camp is open to high-achieving students from schools in New York State's North Country region on a competitive basis. Students must have an 85 or greater overall academic average to apply, and cab ne in rising freshman, sophomore, or junior standing for the fall of 2016. Applications are encouraged from each North Country School district as we will attempt to diversify the pool of participants across schools.
Students graduating from the MythOlympics Training Camp will also be encouraged to participate in the MythOlympics Games, although participation in the Games is not required for participation in the Camp.
For more information, contact:
Professor Jim Peploski
Mary Margaret Small