BRIDGE Program in Biomedical Sciences
Come Join Us, Right Here: June 11 - July 1, 2017
The intent of this 3-week residential program is to help a diverse group of students explore new subject matter in a collegiate environment that pushes them to engage in opportunities of a first-year college student at Sewanee. Student diversity is an important aspect of Bridge as each student’s background and experience provides a unique perspective that enriches our program and the campus community.
The Sewanee Bridge Program offers students the chance to see what college life is like. It is part camp with all the fun of outdoor adventures and camaraderie of peers, while also exploring college level sciences and math. Bridge students will be exposed to courses like virology, human anatomy, molecular biology, embryology, as well as the humanities as they pertain to medical sciences with history of medicine. Math is an integral part of all science curricula, and Bridge students will be exposed to calculus and how it can be used to model biological systems.
Bridge students will select a preferred course track with specific electives to participate in for the duration of the program. At the close of the program, students will present a project relating to a topic of their choice with the guidance of the faculty. A sample schedule can be seen here.
There is also plenty of free time to explore the campus and make lasting friendships. We really want students to feel like Sewanee is their home. We will have some group activites, like the ropes course that is always a great way to break the ice and get to know everyone, and optional activites like visits to the Ralston Listening Room or hiking to local caves on the Domain.