Institutes

Biosciences & Engineering

Experimentation, exploration innovation. The building blocks of science, hands-on. Cutting-edge investigation draws upon ideas and methods from a broad range of experiments spanning the sciences and engineering. Guest lectures, field trips and a lab component are included in this week-long residential experience.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY – RESIDENTIAL

July 8-13, 2018
July 22-27, 2018

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Business & Entrepreneurship

Develop practical skills and the ability to think critically while gaining valuable exposure to important business topics and methods of analysis. In addition to working alongside experienced faculty and collaborating in teams, this institute ends with a ‘Shark Tank’ product presentation, in which students pitch ideas to potential investors showcasing the knowledge they gained throughout the week.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY – RESIDENTIAL

June 24-29, 2018
July 15-20, 2018

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Dance

The Dance Institute gives high school students a real glimpse into the Wake Forest Dance Program. The week long program will give participants access to dance classes with Wake Forest faculty, where high school students will experience a sampling of some of the classes offered within the dance program at Wake Forest. This program is designed for dancers that have had significant training and are upper- intermediate/advanced level dancers in ballet, modern or jazz dance. A limited number of spaces are available.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY – RESIDENTIAL

June 17-22, 2018

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Debate and Public Advocacy

Spend one week this summer at Wake Forest building confidence speaking, arguing, and learning to passionately advocate. Students will engage in active, hands-on learning around topics they find interesting. A combination of speaking, videos, off-campus excursions, debating, guest speakers, researching, and plenty of time conversing, provide students with the skills and experience to become better communicators.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY – RESIDENTIAL

June 24-29, 2018

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Documentary Film

The Documentary Film Institute is a week-long program designed for high school students to gain an understanding of documentary storytelling as well as some of the fundamentals of video production. Students will learn about various documentary forms, visit local museums and athletic facilities to see how non-fiction storytelling is utilized in the real-world, and create a short film by the end of the week.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY – RESIDENTIAL

June 10-15, 2018
July 15-20, 2018

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Health and Exercise Science

Are you interested in health and how exercise can help you be healthier? Have you wondered how the body works, and the testing practices used to identify and treat diseases? Gain hands-on experience in the health and exercise science field and insight into the many career opportunities available in the different disciplines of exercise science. Students will learn from Wake Forest faculty about the different systems in the body, practice using technology for health procedures like blood pressure and electromyography (EMG), and tour campus facilities dedicated to health and fitness.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY – RESIDENTIAL

June 24-29, 2018

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Law

Your permission to approach the bench is granted. Experience an insider’s view of the legal industry.Find out what it’s really like to be a lawyer. This is your chance to learn about civil and criminal litigation as well as analyze and argue your case in a moot court simulation. You have the opportunity to explore corporate, intellectual property and international law practices. Learn to make your argument, network with judges and attorneys and dive into the legal industry to discover if this is the career path for you!

CHARLOTTE ONLY – RESIDENTIAL/NONRESIDENTIAL

June 24-29, 2018
July 15-20, 2018

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Leadership

The Leadership Institute offers students an outlet for enhancing their ability to inspire and influence people in reaching a collective goal before they begin their collegiate careers. Personal growth, exploration and reflection promote students who will be prepared to make a difference in their communities and create positive change in the world.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY – RESIDENTIAL

July 8-13, 2018

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Medicine

Interested in donning the white coat, but not sure what being a healthcare professional is really like? Gain hands-on experience into the medical field and insight into the many career opportunities available within the various disciplines of medicine. You’ll visit healthcare facilities in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, participate in simulations and labs, and learn basic skills like taking blood pressure and suturing.

CHARLOTTE – NON-RESIDENTIAL & WINSTON-SALEM – RESIDENTIAL

Charlotte: June 17-22, 2018 or July 15-20, 2018

Winston-Salem: June 10-15, 2018 or July 8-13, 2018

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Neuroscience

Neuroscience is an exciting and rapidly growing interdisciplinary field encompassing the study of the nervous system and its role in regulating behavior. Students will examine the structure of the brain through hands-on dissection. Learn how sensory systems detect stimuli in the environment and how drugs affect the brain. Visit active neuroscience labs as well as conduct exciting neuroscience experiments.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY- RESIDENTIAL

June 10-15, 2018

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Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. Explore the structure of the brain through hands-on dissection and learn about how illusions, emotions, and biases affect how we see and interact with the world. Visit organizations that use psychology to influence behavior and conduct an observational study.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY- RESIDENTIAL

July 22-27, 2018
July 29-August 3, 2018

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Sports Marketing

What happens in the game, the front office and behind the camera fuels a $250 billion a year industry that represents one of the fastest growing career fields worldwide. This institute explores the many professional options available in the global sports industry.

CHARLOTTE ONLY- RESIDENTIAL/NONRESIDENTIAL

July 29-August 3, 2018
August 5-10, 2018

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Sports Medicine

Discover what it takes to keep top athletes on the field and performing at their very best. Students will learn the basic skills and knowledge necessary for careers in sports medicine. Students will be exposed to key areas of sports medicine through lectures and hands-on practice utilizing athletic training techniques and procedures.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY – RESIDENTIAL

June 18-23, 2018
July 29-August 3, 2018

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Technology

Enter the wonderful world of apps, gaming, strategy and user experience by diving deep into emerging technology. The world’s most rapidly growing industry is an endless frontier of opportunity for those with innovative minds and the ability to turn ideas into reality.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY – RESIDENTIAL

July 15-20, 2018

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Visual Arts

Visual acuity and technical skills will be strengthened to determine creative preference and how to turn interest into an artistic line of inquiry. Drawing, collage, painting, sculpture and photo may be considered as potential media. Field trips, working sessions, and critiques will all be part of the process.

WINSTON-SALEM ONLY – RESIDENTIAL

June 10-15, 2018
July 29-August 3, 2018

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