经验

科学

Developing Scientifically Literate Citizens

科学 at 卡尔弗学院 extends far beyond basic academic requirements. The program is designed to enhance problem-solving skills, provide practice in the scientific inquiry process and help students apply their learning to global issues.

科学 Instruction

  • All students must complete six terms of science, including  physics, 化学 and biology (4 terms total) as well as two additional terms of science of the student's choice.
  • 学生 can earn honors in the core courses of physics, 化学 and biology, and may take Advanced Placement courses in physics, 化学, biology and environmental science.
  • 科学 classes take place in the 状态-of-the-art Roberts Hall of 科学.
  • In addition to our core and AP courses, students have the opportunity to take applied, project-oriented courses that authentically combine science disciplines. You can read the course descriptions in our 课程目录

Guided Research Through Honors in 科学

学生 approved for the two term course; Honors in 科学 design and execute their own research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.  We use a “research group” model, where all students work towards a common, over-arching research goal, but chose their own project and field of study within that framework.  Over-arching research topics are current, relevant problems that allow for a variety of student choice.  在过去, students’ fields of study have included molecular biology, 微生物学, analytical 化学, 应用化学, 和其他人.

Projects that qualify may be submitted for local, 状态, 国家, and inter国家 competitions or for publication in scientific journals.

STUDENT RESEARCH FACILITIES

Using cutting edge facilities in a dedicated 1800 square foot research laboratory, the Honors in 科学 program is generously supported through the Strait Fund, which provides funding for equipment and supplies for student projects.  学生 also have access to a variety of research lab-grade equipment, including thermal cyclers, laminar flow benches, a -80oC冰箱, and computer-interfaced measuring tools, 离心机, 孵化器, 灭菌器, 通风柜, and high precision balances.

PURSUING HONORS IN SCIENCE

To apply for the 科学 Honors Seminar, students should have completed or be in the process of completing their 6 term science requirement, earning Honors or taking AP in the core disciplines.  Waiver of this requirement will be on a student-by-student basis. 

联系 Dr. 杰基Carrillo or Dr. 克里斯Carrillo to learn more about the Honors in 科学 program.