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McNeese summer camps offered by College of Engineering & Computer Science and College of Science & Agriculture

May 21, 2018 | McNeese Public Relations

Alligators, robots, agribusiness ventures and crime scene investigations are the topics for four summer programs for high school students July 16-Aug. 3 offered by the McNeese State University College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Science and Agriculture.

The crocodilian biochemistry internship program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to engage in research to investigate the unique immune system of the American alligator. A pre-requisite for the program is high school chemistry.

The engineering academy offers a broad exposure to engineering disciplines to high school students in grades 10-12 interested in pursuing science and engineering careers.

The forensic chemistry academy is designed to engage high school students in grades 10-12 in hands-on activities and research related to forensic chemistry and crime scene investigations.

The agricultural sciences program is designed to expose students in grades 10-12 to business opportunities and innovations in modern agriculture.

Proposed day trips for the summer programs include Houston’s NASA Space Center, the Creole Nature Trail and Avery Island, home of the internationally known TABASCO Pepper Sauce. Discipline specific day trips are integral parts of all programs in an effort to promote an experiential education.

Cost is $1,850 per student and includes campus housing, meals, lab supplies and transportation to off-campus sites. Limited $500 scholarships are offered on a first come, first served basis to students enrolled in the engineering academy.

For more information about any of these programs at McNeese, contact Dr. Nikos Kiritsis at 337-475-5875 or by email at