Sign up for the DuPont Science SuperStar class of 2015-2016 is now underway. This is the 20th anniversary of the Science SuperStars sponsored by DuPont Sabine River Works.   

Students are selected from schools throughout Orange County to participate in this program. Each student is required to attend a free two-week summer camp in Orange where they will learn science concepts and exiting ways to present these concepts to other students. Students participating in this program will develop expertise in more than 100 activities. After students have received this training, they then present highly motivation science shows to elementary students throughout the region during the 2015-2016 school year. This year the DuPont Science SuperStars were chosen to teach Argonauts from the Jason Project. The video showing Science SuperStars teaching Newton’s Laws was shown to more than 10,000 students at Lamar University in February.

The selection process for participation in this program includes the submission of a recent report card and a teacher recommendation. Students must be entering the 8th grade and be able to attend the workshop from July 13 through July 23 at WOS Elementary on MLK in Orange. Michael Hoke, founding director of Science SuperStars, will provide all instruction for this program with the help of Science SuperStar alumni and area science teachers.

Currently in the U.S. there are at least 15 Science SuperStar programs operating, all with their origins from the one started in Orange County.  According to Michael Hoke, “We owe it to our children in Orange County to offer this program and DuPont has generously agreed to sponsor Science SuperStars. Hopefully, we can continue to provide this quality science program to children throughout Orange County to better prepare them for their future.”

Parents interested in their child attending this program may receive an application by emailing Michael Hoke at hokeinnature@gt.rr.com. The deadline for all applications is May 20.