A. Name of Program: Summer Science Institute - Middle School Component (SSI-M)

B. Target Audience: Middle School Students (Grades 6 - 8)
C. Date of Implementation: 1993 - PRESENT
D. Funding Source(s): The Department of the Navy, Off1ce of Naval Research (ONR); the United States Department of Energy (DOE); and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
E. Brief Program Description (Including Objectives and Expected Outcomes):

The goals of the Summer Science Institute - Middle School Component (SSI-M) consist of increasing, in both quantitative and qualitative terms, the preparation of students for the pursuit of careers in science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM) fields, including energy and environmental disciplines. The program enrolls forty (40) middle school students in a three (3) week non-residential program on the Southern University and A&M College-Baton Rouge Campus. The multi-faceted focus of the Institute includes:

 Academic emphasis on science and mathematics
 Exposure to the computer and its capabilities
 Enhancement of language, critical thinking and of comprehension skills
 Enhancement of communication skills (languages)
 Emphasis (for parents) on middle school English and Mathematics courses
 Emphasis (for parents) on need for support and of adequate time students must spend on 
 learning tasks (homework, reading, writing, mathematics) as dictated by the integrated law          of human performance
F. SSI-M (6th, 7th, and 8th) Grade Daib Activity & Schedule:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30-10:00 Computer Crit. Thinking Computer Crit. Thinking Field Trips Math* Math* Math* Math*
10:00-1 1 :30 Math Math Math Math Field Trips Computer* Crit. Thinking* Computer* Crit. Thinking*
I I :30- 1 :00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Field Trips
1:00-2:30 Science Lab Science Lab Science Lab Science Lab Field Trips

NOTE: An asterisk denotes the courses taken by Eighth Grade SSI-M scholars