Applications for Science in the summer are open

We invite all science lovers and parents who look forward to a little learning during the summer.

GSK Science in the Summer, a free summer STEM program sponsored by GSK in partnership with the Franklin Institute, aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by providing children with opportunities to embody scientific careers, think scientifically, practice authentic scientific techniques and have fun. summer with a new theme: ‘Be a biologist!’

The 2022 curriculum invites primary school children to play the role of biologists and address challenges in fisheries, plant biology, paleobiology and wildlife biology through practical activities and experiments. Students will explore the world of living things as they deal with real-world problems — such as solving mysteries in problematic fisheries, discovering ancient fossils, planning perfect plant habitats, and reaching out to endangered hummingbirds.

Families in the Greater Philadelphia area of ​​the five counties can participate in the lottery to register for the program, which begins at noon, May 9, at www.scienceinthesummer.fi.edu/phila and ends at 5 p.m., June 3.

This summer, 6,000 children in the Greater Philadelphia area will join thousands of more GSK Science in the Summer students across the country as they learn the importance of biology through fun, practical age-appropriate experiments at local libraries and community organizations.

The 100% free STEM enrichment program helps prevent summer slides and keeps students involved in learning through hands-on activities that will help ignite a lifelong passion for science. This year, the program is expected to reach more than 30,000 students in 40 host organizations across the country *.

“Scientists today are facing problems we never thought we would face, which is why it’s crucial to boost interest in science as early as possible,” said Maya Martinez-Davis, president of US Pharmaceuticals at GSK. “GSK Science in the Summer provides students in the communities in which we live and work, a first-hand scientific experience that puts them on track to become our next generation of leaders.”

GSK Science in the Summer was founded more than 35 years ago in Philadelphia as part of GSK’s commitment to supporting diverse and equitable participation in STEM education and careers. Every year it continues to grow and improve to stay fresh, interesting and relevant to children across the country.

“Science has a unique impact in the summer because it takes what students learn in the classroom and brings it to life, creating a cohesive learning experience that connects and resonates everything,” said Dr. Darryl Williams, chemical engineer and senior vice president of science and education at the Franklin Institute. “Science is now more at the forefront than ever, and ensuring that underserved and traditionally underrepresented young people across the country have the opportunity to see themselves as biologists, engineers, chemists or doctors will help create a more diverse STEM workforce.”

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