Science Program for High School Students

science classThroughout the year, Manhattan College offers science courses for local high school students to introduce them to various scientific disciplines. Courses run at different times throughout the year and cover topics such as chemistry, physics, biology and electronics. 

The upcoming courses are now accepting applications. 

Physics I Lab: Sept. 26 - Dec. 5

This class offers an exciting hands-on introduction to the fascinating world of physics. Each session starts with a short lecture that includes videos and sims. 

Topics and projects covered include: 

  1. Linear uniform motion. The best fit line. Using a spreadsheet.
  2. Radioactive decay and radiations. Exponential decay.
  3. Acceleration due to gravity. The pendulum.
  4. Harmonic motion and inertial balance. Sine and cosine functions.
  5. Uniformly accelerated motion. Quadratic equations.
  6. Inverse square law of light. Inverse functions.
  7. Lenses and refraction. Snell's law and the law of reflection.
  8. Rotational equilibrium. Torque.
  9. Buoyancy and Archimedes principle.
  10. Conservation of energy. Potential energy and kinetic energy.

Course Information

The course runs from September 26 to December 5. Each class starts at 3 p.m. and is approximately two hours long. No class will be held on October 31. A maximum of 20 students are accepted into the course. The course is taught by Dr. Veronique Lankar, visititing assistant professor of physics. 

Requirements

Students must be currently enrolled in high school and have a strong interest in science. Students must bring a TI83 or TI84 calculator. A laptop is also recommended.  

Application

To apply for the program, email veronique.lankar@manhattan.edu


Biology Lab: Oct. 24

This class offers an exciting hands-on introduction to the fascinating world of biology. The classes are inquiry-based, designed and taught by Professor Marja Roemer who is also the director of general biology labs at Manhattan College.

​Topics and projects covered include: 

  • Dissection of a piglet
  • Microscopice examination of paramecium

Course Information

This all-day course runs on October 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be five hours of lab work and a one-hour lunch break. Students should bring their lunch. 

Requirements

Students must be currently enrolled in high school and have a grade of 85% or above in their science classes. 

Application

To apply for the program, email veronique.lankar@manhattan.edu