Openings remain available for July 12-30 Summer Academic Enrichment program

Registration remains open for Purdue University Calumet’s free 2010 Project Excel Summer Academic Enrichment program, during which students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades can build academic skills and engage in community service.

This program will take place weekdays, July 12-30 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students will partake of a nutritional breakfast and lunch daily, three classes and three field trips during the program. Free bus transportation will be available in limited locations.

The three classes offered are science, technology and mathematics. All course materials follow Indiana’s recommended academic standards for middle school students. According to Director Melvyn Harding, local public school teachers will instruct the courses.

The program includes three free field trips: to Fair Oaks Dairy, the Field Museum and Sand Ridge Nature Center.

Other program activities include crafts, fun trivia, mentoring, college readiness exercises, fitness awareness, a writing contest and hearing professionals speak about their careers.

Purdue Calumet’s Office of Educational Talent Search is offering the program. To participate, students must be active participants in good standing in Educational Talent Search. There is no participation fee.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will remain open until the program reaches the 45-participant limit.

To register or obtain other information, phone 219/989-2460 or visit

(Written by Office of University Relations student intern Brandy Dieterle)