UM Chemistry/Faculty/Professor Houk's Summer Programs
Precollege Education Programs
Summer Pre-College Academic Enrichment Programs directed by Dr. Larry Houk
This program is currently offered:
These programs were previously offered:
An environmental enrichment program, Pre-Engineering Enrichment Project
(PEEP), will be conducted during the summer and directed by Dr. Larry W.
Houk, Professor of Chemistry at The University of Memphis. He will be
assisted by a graduate student or city school teacher who will serve as a
liaison, mentor, advisor, and counselor. Ten high school scholars from
East High School in the Memphis City School System will be selected as
program participants. All participants are currently majoring in either
mathematics or science and are members of economically disadvantaged
Students will meet professional role models (chemists, engineers, journalists, biologists, journalists, professors, administrators, regulatory specialists, etc.) who gladly entertain questions regarding careers, on-the-job training, and educational preparedness. The students will receive attentive, hands-on instruction and coaching throughout the course of their classroom, laboratory, and field assignments. A salary is provided.
The Solid Waste Environmental Enrichment Project (SWEEP), a seven-week,
environmental, academic enrichment program, will be conducted during the
summer. The program will be directed by Dr. Larry W. Houk, Professor of
Chemistry at The University of Memphis, and will be assisted by a
graduate student or city school teacher who will serve as a liaison,
mentor, advisor, and counselor. Ten high school scholars representing
the Memphis City School System will be selected as program participants.
All participants are currently majoring in either mathematics or science
and are members of economically disadvantaged families.
The University of Memphis is conducting a pre-college enrichment
program for twenty-five academically talented students completing the
ninth grade in May/June. The program runs from 9:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.,
Monday through Friday, from mid-June to the end of July. This science
program hosted by the Department of Chemistry at U of M will expose
students to such topics as principles of chemistry both in the classroom
and laboratory settings, environmental issues, and production and
transmission of energy. Home radon testing; activities on location at the
Memphis Public Works and Memphis Light, Gas, and Water; field trips both
in Memphis and in out-of-town locations; and many other activities and
events will be a part of this summer enrichment experience. A wonderful
learning summer awaits those students who participate. There will be no
fee charged and a stipend will be provided.
In selecting individuals for participation and otherwise in the administration of this project The University of Memphis will not discriminate on the grounds of the race, creed, sex, color, age, handicap, or national origin of any applicant.
Department of Chemistry, The University of Memphis
| 213 Smith Chemistry Bldg, Memphis, Tennessee 38152-3550
phone 901.678.2621 | fax 901.678.3447