| High School Program - Application for Summer 2015 is Available!|
ICCAE is offering a one-week non-residential program for current high school students (including rising freshman). Its main objective is to stimulate interest in careers in the intelligence community, bio-security, biotechnology and environmental, sciences. Students will have an opportunity to pilot an on-line introductory course in Arabic.
Through the summer apprenticeship program, students will:
- gain first-hand experience in research conducted under the direction of a research scientist;
- conduct a case study research project ranging from studies on bioterrorism, biotechnology, horticulture and animal sciences to air quality, food and nutrition and international trade;
- gain exposure to a number of structured activities including field trips, workshops and laboratory demonstrations, and instruction in career development, technical and scientific writing and public speaking.
|Overview of the Summer High School Program|
Since 2006, the Norfolk State University Intelligence Community for Academic Excellence has offered a summer program in National Security Scholars Leadership Development for local-area High School Students. The students were given many opportunities to learn about careers in the intelligence community, the importance of the web in the changing times, gain first-hand experience in research conducted under the direction of a research scientist, gain exposure to a number of structured activities including field trips, workshops and laboratory demonstrations, and instruction in career development, technical and scientific writing and public speaking. In addition to all of this the students participated in an online Arabic class and several Hindi lectures to expose them to the importance of strategic languages that differed from the traditional ones learned in school.
The on-line Arabic course was offered through the Arab Academy in Cairo, Egypt. Representatives from the Intelligence Community encouraged students to learn “hard” languages, or languages that the government would be drawn to because of their need for particular language skills as a result of their international affairs in those particular countries. Many students became very interested in Arabic and hopefully will seek further instruction in this language.
The summer program is directed by Dr. Camellia Moses Okpodu (NSU IC-CAE, Director). Other faculty and staff members who were involved with the high school program included, Dr. Malikah Abdullah (NSU Biology). The summer program is part of the activities of the Norfolk State University IC-CAE program, which is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium of Centers of Academic Excellence lead by Morgan State University.