The Timbuktu Academy
Southern University and A&M College
P.O. Box 11776 Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Dr. Diola Bagayoko, Director
Voice: (225) 771-2730 Fax: (225) 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:
For applications, please write, fax, or e-mail a request to theTimbuktu Academy. You could also call. Deadline for summer programs: February 25.
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 participation activities.
"Practice partly begets and certainly enhances ability."