ERIC Number: ED328120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul-2
Reference Count: N/A
Richmond Area Young Scholars Program.
Farley, Reuben W.; Raychowdhury, P. N.
The Richmond Area Young Scholars program, designed for a target population of rising seventh grade black students in the Richmond, Virginia area, emphasizes mathematics and physics. Honors topics instruction will be provided by faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and by pre-college faculty who are members of the Mathematics Teacher Professional Network. The program aims to nurture student interest in mathematics and physics, establish small group interactions with industry and academic researchers, and develop student research projects. The program includes formal mathematics and physics instruction, team research projects, activities in a space education training facility, and field trips. Selected students participate in a 3-week program, for 2 successive years, consisting of 12 day institutes on the VCU campus during the summer and 6 Saturday morning activities. Academic year follow-up activities include regular mentor contact and group activities through the Richmond Area Mathematics and Science Center. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Black Students, College Programs, College School Cooperation, Enrichment Activities, Grade 7, Higher Education, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Mentors, Physics, Program Descriptions, Science Instruction, Student Research, Summer Programs, Weekend Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Dept. of Mathematical Sciences.
Identifiers: AASCU ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project; Richmond Area Young Scholars Program; Virginia Commonwealth University; Virginia (Richmond)
Note: This report is one of a group gathered by the AASCU/ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project, funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education. For related documents see HE 024 163-176.