Duke Energy's Summer Institute with Lander University

For Students in Grades five Through 12

Lander University’s Science and Math Summer Enrichment Program, sponsored by 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.

Programs will run Monday through Thursday, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:45 p.m. For convenience, participants 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.

Program Costs

The fee for students will be $120 per program. The fees cover all supplies and snacks during the programs, as well as lunch in the Lander Dining Hall.

Application Process

The application deadline is May 26, 2014 (no late applications will be accepted). Completed applications must include the fee (please make check payable to Lander University) and a letter of recommendation. If the application is accepted, this nonrefundable deposit will hold a space in the program. This fee will be returned if we cannot accommodate an application for any reason.

Duke Energy's Summer Institute with Lander University Application

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

2014 Programs Are:

  • The Magic of Chemistry
    Dr. Ralph Layland
    Grades 6-9
    June 9-12
    9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Nature Study
    Dr. Kerry Hansknecht
    Grades 6-9
    June 16-19
    9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Forensics
    Dr. TD Maze &
    Dr. Jennifer Maze
    Grades 6-9
    June 23-26
    9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Physics
    Dr. Dave Slimmer
    Grades 5-10
    July 7-10
    9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • The Unseen World
    Dr. Mark Pilgrim
    Grades 5-9
    July 21-24
    9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Interactive 2D
  • Dr. Gilliean Lee
    Grades 6-12
    July 28-31
    9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m

Click here to view the 2014 Institute Flyer
Preference will be given to those that did not participate in the past.