Duke Energy's Summer Institute with Lander University

For Students in Grades five Through 12

Lander University's summer Science and Math programs, sponsored by a grant from Duke Energy, offers talented students in grades five through 12 a challenging educational experience, along with plenty of opportunities for fun and a taste of life at Lander. With new programs of interest being added each year, students get a balanced schedule of educational and recreational activities that will help broaden their academic skills and develop their creative abilities. In addition to the carefully designed hands-on activities, participants will interact with Lander faculty and students, tour the campus and enjoy events such as movies, games and swimming.

This summer experience is designed to provide a taste of life as a college student. Lander University faculty will conduct the programs and investigations using university classrooms and laboratories. Qualified and carefully selected counselors, many of them college students majoring in the area of the program, will supervise and assist with the activities.

Sessions will run Monday through Thursday, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. For convenience, campers may arrive beginning at 8:30 a.m. and can be picked up as late as 5:15 p.m. Supervised activities will be provided during arrival and departure times, but separate arrangements with associated costs must be made if it is necessary to go outside of these times. The fee for students will be $120 per session. This fee covers all supplies and snacks during the programs, as well as lunch in the Lander Dining Hall.

Application Process

The application deadline is May 29, 2015 (no late applications will be accepted). Completed applications must include the fee (please make checks payable to Lander University) and a letter of recommendation. If the application is accepted, this nonrefundable fee will hold a space in the session . This fee will be returned if we cannot accommodate an application for any reason.

Send application materials to:
Jamie Anderson
College of Science and Mathematics
Lander University
320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649

2015 Programs Are:

  • Forensics
    Dr. TD Maze
    Grades 6-9
    June 22-25
  • Physics
    Dr. Dave Slimmer
    Grades 5-10
    June 29 - July 2
  • Mobile App Programming
    Dr. Gilliean Lee
    Grades 6-12
    July 6-9
  • The Magic of Chemistry
    Dr. Ralph Layland & Jeff Hollifeld
    Grades 6-9
    July 13-16

Click here to view the 2015 Institute Flyer
Preference will be given to those who did not participate in the past.