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Ag-DISCOVERY Camp: Investing in the Future of Plant Science

Dates: June 15-26, 2015, Residential Camp
Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
For: 15 - 17 year olds
Fee: Students selected for Ag-DISCOVERY will pay only the cost of their transportation to and from NC State's campus. The Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee of APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine Division will sponsor the cost of tuition, room and board, and lab supplies for the two-week program.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2015
Contact: Jason Painter

agdisc1Ag-Discovery at NC State University is an outreach program to help students learn about careers in plant science. Students live on campus in dorms, learning field and laboratory research techniques from university professors and practicing entomologists, botanists, and plant pathologists working for the U.S. Government. Plant sciences include entomology (the study of insects), plant pathology (the study of plant diseases), botany (the study of plants), and agronomy (the science of soil management and production of field crops).

This two-week summer residential program targets students 15 – 17 years of age as of the first day of camp. Students chosen to participate in Ag-Discovery will explore a research topic through hands-on laboratory experiences, workshops, and field trips. Students will also participate in character and team-building activities and diversity workshops.

See the agenda from Ag-DISCOVERY 2013 to get an idea of what camp is like.

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How Do I Apply?
Complete applications must be received by March 20, 2015. All applications must be received by this date, no exceptions. Keep in mind that applicants can also apply using the fillable .pdf form that is located below. They can complete the application, save it to their computer and forward it via email as an attachment. Reference letters must be submitted by mail. (application period extended to March 20th from March 6th...apply today)

Students will be notified on or before April 30.

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