2024 Bethel College Summer Science Institute

    In-person students at the 2023 Bethel College Summer Science Institute

    You are invited to the Bethel College Summer Science Institute (BCSSI) for 2024. This institute was held annually on our campus for 20 years and was moved online in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing advantages with both in-person and online events, we are offering in-person and online versions of BCSSI in 2024. These versions are described in the pages linked below, each with a link to the application for that event (choose either in-person or online, not both).

    Whether in person or online, the institute offers opportunities to participate in research investigations in several fields of science and mathematics. You will be able to study fascinating and challenging topics that high school courses typically do not cover. The institute will focus on learning how to do research through close interaction with faculty - collecting data, testing hypotheses, using statistical software, writing code, etc. Readings will provide background for laboratory and field study.

    Two Bethel professors recently published an article describing the experience and benefits of the Summer Science Institute. In addition, several articles have been jointly published (or are in process) by faculty members and students of the online institute.

    About Bethel

    As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.