Program Details

Accelerate: Pre-College Programs is planning a number of virtual opportunities for students to engage remotely across the globe. These experiences will include credit-bearing online courses as well as non-credit virtual workshops or tours.


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Previous Programs Have Included:

The Boom of Esports and its Impact on the Sports Industry Complete an in-depth analysis of the Esports industry and Esports at a college and university level, and explore the cultural and socioeconomic impact of Esports on a college campus and a global scale.

Coronavirus, Inequality, and the Law: The Pandemic and the Disparate Impact on Communities of Color It has been widely reported that the novel coronavirus is severely impacting communities of color. The reasons for this are numerous and largely grounded in the law’s historically unequal treatment of marginalized and underprivileged groups. Students will explore how the law, influenced by social hierarchies and power, created structures and institutions that permitted these inequalities to take hold, leading to the terrible, and often deadly, consequences of the pandemic.

Crafting Your Portfolio: Highlight What You Do Best Meet with faculty from The College of Arts, Media and Design who specialize in their particular design area. Faculty will work directly with students to look through already created pieces and will create individual assignments that will help in cultivating a portfolio that demonstrates specific interests and talents in their best light.

Engineering Innovation & Design Focus on engineering design with two themes running throughout – handling uncertainty in rough calculations using fermi estimations and designing equipment for characters in a story.

Ethics for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies Tackle some of the deepest and hardest challenges raised by emerging technologies such as machine learning and virtual reality, learning how to draw on the insights of philosophy to better understand and resolve these challenges while working to develop core ethical reasoning skills.

Exploring Healthcare Solutions Explore the broad scope of careers in health professions with well-established representatives from multiple fields. Students will participate in large group and breakout sessions focusing on how different healthcare professionals are affected by and approach a dilemma facing communities throughout the world.

The Innovations in Health Professions Virtual Workshop Join members of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences community in discovering the vast career paths available in healthcare. Through this series of interactive virtual discussions, high school students will have the opportunity to explore unique health-related topics, ranging from the effect trauma has on brain development to methods to prevent disease in a community through the perspective of various healthcare professionals.