Above: Jessun Choi '13 talks about her two internships and research with English Professor Nathan Hensley
What are summers like at Macalester? Many Mac students choose to take advantage of internship and research opportunities in the summer. The campus is also brimming with young people taking part in the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY) and ID Tech Camp programs.
Samples of Internships & Research Projects
Andrew Rich '12 (Philadelphia), a math and physics double major, is one of 1,100 students chosen to participate in Google's summer of code. More
Jeesun Choi '13 (Bangkok), English, is interning at the Minnesota Fringe Festival and working with Professor Nathan Hensley to research how the violence of the British Empire shows up in Victorian-era literature.
Emily Loberg '13 (Salem, Ore.), biology and English, is interning at Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium.
Evelyn Balsells '12 (Huntington Beach, Calif.), a 2011 Lilly Fellow, is conducting research on pain pathways with Biochemistry Professor Devavani Chatterjea.
Adrian St. Francis ’13 (Sonoma, Calif.) is working with English Professor Teresa Krier to develop a course on temporality in poetry.
Youth on Campus
Every summer the Macalester campus comes alive when 500 kids from the Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth (MITY) program show up. These brainy, energetic middle- and high-school students are on campus for two-week sessions in topics like Beginning Debate and Astrophysics. About one-third of them stay overnight in the dorms; the rest are local kids. But whether they’re slaving over a test tube or lugging around a TV camera, they take out time every day for the popular rec hour.
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iD Tech Camps
This popular summer computer camp for kids and teens ages 7-17 returns to Macalester for its fourth season. Participants learn about video game design, Flash animation, programming, video editing, and more. The program recently was reviewed by CNET.com.
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