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The deadline for application to Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (SVSM), a cost-free, statewide program providing enrichment and research opportunities to academically talented high school students, is January 31. For more information and to apply, visit www.summerventures.org.

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics brings rising juniors and seniors together in residential settings for four weeks of intensive study. Sponsored by the University of North Carolina (UNC) system, SVSM is held on four UNC campuses across the state. The program provides high-achieving North Carolina students with the potential to excel in mathematics and science an opportunity to immerse themselves in investigative classes and research in a residential, collaborative learning environment. Students design, conduct and share their own research projects during the course of the program.

This is the 30th year of the program, coordinated by the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. The program is cost-free to accepted students, with no tuition or fees. Approximately 250 high school juniors and seniors will participate in the program during June and July of this year.

SVSM is open to all current high school sophomores and juniors whose custodial parents or guardians are residents of North Carolina. Students are selected on the basis of proven academic ability, motivation in STEM fields of study and emotional maturity.

For more information, contact the program coordinator at 919-416-2876 or email summerventures@ncssm.edu.

About NCSSM:

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is the state’s premier high school for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Since its opening in 1980, NCSSM has continued to pioneer innovative learning in STEM while also offering a robust curriculum of humanities and interdisciplinary elective courses.

Every year, the school serves nearly 700 students in its residential program and almost 180 in its NCSSM Online program. Through partnerships with schools across the state, NCSSM provides meaningful educational opportunities to students far beyond its Durham campus. NCSSM touches the lives of students and teachers in nearly every county of the state each year.

In 2007, NCSSM became the 17th constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. For more information about NCSSM, please visit www.ncssm.edu.

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