Touro College School of Health Sciences Offers Research Program for High School Students in Bay Shore

Date: February 09, 2009
Media Contact:

Dennis M. Weinstein
631- 665-1600 ext. 239
dweinstein@touro.edu

Research Training Program Prepares High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors to Participate in Science Fairs and Research Competitions.

Bay Shore, N.Y. - The Touro College School of Health Sciences is offering Long Island High School students a research training program to help prepare them for participation in science fairs and research competitions.

The program “Research Fundamentals for High School Students,” now entering its fifth year, currently is selecting applicants with broad science backgrounds for both spring and summer semesters. The instructional team for the courses will be directed by Dr. Morris A. Benjaminson, Professor Emeritus at Touro and author of many articles published in peer-reviewed journals, and Dr. Les Schonbrun, a professor of mathematics and physics.

“The courses stress critical thinking and strategic planning; data collection tools and strategies; and teaching students how to make intelligent choices about experimental models, such as animals, plants or microbes,’’ said Dr. Benjaminson. “ The program also offers hands-on laboratory and fieldwork.”

Part I, offered in the spring semester and titled “Distant Learning,” begins with “Introduction to Research Methodology”, a two-credit, 15 week online course that begins on February 23, 2009.

Part II, offered in the summer, “Introduction to Research Methodology,” is a four-credit, eight-week course offered Monday through Friday that begins on July 6, 2009. Part II will be offered at the Bay Shore campus, located at 1700 Union Boulevard across from the Long Island Railroad’s Bay Shore station. The summer program will provide small classes with individual attention provided by faculty, scientists and engineers. Requirements include participation in an individual or team research project followed by data analysis and an oral and written presentation.

For more information and to receive an application please contact Dr. Benjaminson at 631 665-1600 extension 6237 or email: mbenjaminson@touro.edu.

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