July 26 – August 15 at Amherst College
LINK to SSP09 Handbook
Dr. Ampiah-Bonney and tutor set up lab
2009 Program Description
Three Weeks. The Amherst Summer Science Program offers three weeks of Amherst-level math and science.
Math. Students have daily calculus classes for all three weeks, including homework and exams.
Prof. Greg Call, Dean of Faculty
Science. Each week features a different science course: Physiology, Chemistry, and Psychology.
Writing. In addition to a week-long writing seminar with Prof. Jyl Gentzler, we will have later topics and speakers.
Studying in the Q Center (with A/C)
SSP is aimed at incoming with a strong interest in science, math or premedical study to motivate them to spend part of their summer in class. First priority (in general) will be given to students with weaker calculus or science preparation.
Typical SSP students are:
· premedical students who want to get a sense of how demanding the science and calculus requirements are,
· students concerned about how they perform on high-stakes math and science exams,
· students who attended high schools with uneven quality or requirements in science and math courses.
Summer Science Offers:
· A three-week introduction to Amherst calculus and science classes and laboratories
· An opportunity to get to know faculty with small classes and accessible office hours
· Advising for premedical, math and science
· An introduction to many of Amherst’s academic resources
· Research and internship information, and a chance to talk to current science majors
· A chance to make friends and meet the classmates who will share your fall courses
Participation in the SSP is by invitation. Amherst College pays for travel, room and board, and program expenses. Students receive for a $1000 credit to replace earnings expectations in their freshman year.
Prof. O'Hara and Amherst alums meet with SSP at Yale
Information and Advising. Sessions with college deans, current students and faculty will provide information on course selection, pre-medical and science requirements and opportunities.
Academic Resources. SSP student tutors live and work with the summer science students, and offer help during the evening study hall. Faculty are available during office hours; additional tutors and the director of the Moss Quantitative Center work closely with students.
Camaraderie and Exploration. SSP isn’t all study and advising. Students have the opportunity to make new friends and explore the Amherst area.
Need more Information?
Contact Jennifer Innes, SSP Coordinator and Director for the Moss Quantitative Center
SSP tutors for 2009:
Kimona Cameron, SSP08 participant
Daniele Cole, SSP08 participant
Participants in SSP09 (Final)
Ms. Noella Curiel Hugo, OK
Ms. Krystal English Richardson, TX
Ms. Esther Fevrier Queens Village, NY
Ms. Amalia Gonzalez Houston, TX
Ms. Millicent Gordon Canutillo, TX
Ms. Taina Jean-Louis Miami, FL
Ms. Tamara Joseph Brooklyn, NY
Mr. Daniel Keolasy Fullerton, CA
Mr. Christopher Lewis Inglewood, CA
Mr. Landrus Lewis Jr. Pennsauken, NJ
Ms. Jade McKnight Pasadena, CA
Mr. Akeem Mercury Acton, MA
Mr. Steven Santos Revere, MA
Ms. Antoineen White Detroit, MI
Dorm for this summer: Williston (doubles in freshman dorm on quad)
Circles are the Valentine Dining Hall, Merrill Science Center and Williston Hall.