July 7-14, 2013
The Zombie Scholars Academy is a summer learning experience like you’ve never seen before! And if you think the title tells you everything you need to know – think again! ZSA is a unique academic program that takes the unprecedented interest young people have in the thrilling – and often humorous – fiction of a zombie apocalypse and turns that energy into a fantastic vehicle for learning about some of society’s most pressing needs.
Science, Literature, and Leadership
Why do we enjoy dystopian novels and movies like the Hunger Games, V for Vendetta, Total Recall, Fahrenheit 451 or The Planet of the Apes? Why do plot lines about romances between humans and vampires or werewolves attract so many to the box office? Why do scenarios about the end of the world or organized society make for some of the most popular offerings on TV? Aside from the purely thrilling or humorous elements of these plots, we believe the fundamental reason why people – particularly young people – love these stories so much is that they provoke creative thought about REAL problems we face. These stories ask us to imagine what we would do in a crisis, what science would do to help us, and how we’d solve problems without the benefit of the resources we take for granted. In short, these stories turn on that part of our brain that makes us think most critically. Because the subject matter is fictional, we can enjoy that creative experience that much more.
The Zombie Scholars Academy takes this idea and turns it into a dynamic, one-week residential summer learning experience, exposing students to great opportunities in biology, mathematics, creative writing, social science, group leadership and problem solving. We encourage you to explore these pages to discover more about this incredible experience.
Enrollment for the week-long residential Zombie Scholars Academy experience is limited to 50 students completing the eighth through eleventh grade by June 2013 (rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders). Admission to the program is competitive and is based on data provided in the application, a short essay, two years of academic transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. Applications will be dated in the order received. The first 50 qualified applicants will be admitted.
Click here to learn how you can apply: http://zombie.truman.edu/admission/
Check out the Zombie Scholars Academy site to learn morehttp://zombie.truman.edu/
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