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    Summer Science Program at Barnard College
    for LaGuardia Community College Students


    Applications will soon be available for a coeducational summer program for highly motivated LaGuardia Community College students who are interested in science. The summer program is an intensive, five-week residential program at Barnard College, a prestigious liberal arts college that is affiliated with Columbia University, situated on the upper west side of Manhattan. Unlike other summer programs for community college students, the Intercollegiate Partnership focuses exclusively on science education. The summer program can offer you


    • a five-week residential program at a prestigious college in Manhattan
    • enrollment in two credit-bearing science courses co-taught by Barnard and LaGuardia faculty
    • tutoring and other support to help you succeed in this intense academic endeavor
    • counseling and information sessions about four-year colleges and how to transfer to them
    • all expenses paid (including room and board) and a $500 stipend upon completion


    The Intercollegiate Partnership is designed to encourage and facilitate the transfer of LaGuardia Community College students to four-year colleges. The summer program provides a rigorous and stimulating introduction to academic life at a residential liberal arts institution. It is especially suitable for minority, educationally disadvantaged, and economically disadvantaged students who are unsure of how to continue their education after completing their studies at a community college. We are particularly interested in recruiting students for whom participation would allow both intellectual and social growth.


    Sixteen LaGuardia Community College students will live (with other students) in a residence hall on the Barnard College campus. Participants will enroll in two credit-bearing science courses that will be team-taught by Barnard and LaGuardia faculty. Participants will use Barnard science laboratories and computer facilities, and the courses will be taught in Barnard's science tower, Altschul Hall.


    Program participants will also have access to other facilities of the college and university, including libraries, computer rooms, and athletic facilities. In addition, tutors will assist students with their academic responsibilities, and a staff of counselors will offer general support as well as workshops on adjusting to the intensive academic demands of the program and on the transfer process itself.

    If you are interested in science, but you're unsure about what to do after finishing at LaGuardia, the Intercollegiate Partnership offers a unique opportunity to experience life at a four-year college. Applicants should have completed at least two terms of science at LaGuardia and should be interested in taking additional science courses after completing the summer program. International students and students majoring in science related fields (e.g., mathematics, health sciences, computer science) are welcome to apply.


    If you want more information about the Intercollegiate Partnership, please contact Dr. Kyoko Toyama (718-482-5276, kyokot@lagcc.cuny.edu),Prof. Burl Yearwood (718-482-5755 or byearwood@lagcc.cuny.edu), or Prof. Paul E. Hertz (212-854-2151 or phertz@barnard.edu). 

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