Germany: XLAB organizes two International Science Camps in 2008
In the summer of 2008 XLAB organizes the International Science Camps in
the sixth year of uninterrupted succession. In 2008 XLAB organizes two International Science Camps.
first Camp from June 16th to July 8th,
second Camp from July 28th to August 19th
They are geared to interested high school students, undergraduate college and university students, aged about 17 to 20 years. Courses are offered in biology, chemistry, physics and computer science and supervised by scientists of the University of Göttingen and affiliated research organizations.
The students work in small groups of two or three. All experiments are hands-on experiments. Demonstrations are rarely used and limited only to highly sophisticated experiments, to the use of NMR, X-Ray or other large research instruments. During the XLAB International Science Camps English is the language used among students, teachers and scientists.
At the weekends and in the evenings a cultural and social program is arranged. Social contacts among students of different cultural background are as important as experimental work and scientific learning. All social activities are accompanied by experienced teachers.
The science camp last for 3 ½ weeks, including an excursion to Berlin
during the last three days. The costs for the camp 2008 are 1.750 € which is all-inclusive except for the travel expenses to Göttingen and from Berlin. Financial support
is possible. Application for a scholarship should be submitted before March 15th.
More information about the camps can be found on the XLAB website: