Southern University and A&M College
P.O. Box 11776 Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Dr. Diola Bagayoko, Director
Voice: (504) 771-2730 Fax: (504) 771-4341
The Timbuktu Academy is named after the former University of
Timbuktu, a bastion of scholarship in the middle of this millennium. The
city of Timbuktu, in Mali, West Africa, is located on the banks of the
majestic Niger river. Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge,
is likewise located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi.
The Timbuktu Academy is a recruitment, holistic mentoring, and research
participation program for students from middle school to graduate school.
The sub-programs of the Academy are:
The Objectives of the Timbuktu Academy are:
Summer Science Institute for sixty(60) middle school students(SSI-M). (3
week, non-residential, academic program)
Summer Enrichment Program for twenty(20) ninth graders (SETA). (3 week,
non-residential, academic program)
Summer Science Institute for twenty(20) Eleventh graders (SSI). (6 week,
residential, academic program)
Challenge 2000 for twenty(20) high school students. (6 week, residential,
Summer Bridge Institute (SBI), an early college enrollment program for
high achieving high school graduates. (College program)
Undergraduate Research Program (URP) for fifty(50) Physics, Chemistry and
Engineering majors. (College program)
LA. Board of Regents Superior Graduate Fellowship program (SGFP)
Educational Services Program (ESP).
to produce first-class scientists and engineers who pursue Ph.D degrees;
to produce, organize, and disseminate knowledge through research, publications,
and presentations; and
to render professional services to the educational, corporate, and other
For applications, please write, fax, or e-mail a request to theTimbuktu
Academy. You could also call. Deadline for summer programs: February
The Timbuktu Academy is funded by the Department of the Navy, Office
of Naval Research (ONR), NASA, NIST, and the Louisiana Alliance for Minority
Participation (LAMP). LAMP is funded by the National Science Foundation
and Louisiana Board of Regents.
**The Paradigm of the Timbuktu Academy, as explained on our Website,
provides a rigorous scientific basis for its holistic mentoring and research
"Practice partly begets and certainly enhances ability."
Timbuktu Academy Scholars