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Haverford College

Mentoring & Student Teaching

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For Parents & Students

Dear Parents and Students:

The Mentoring And Student Teaching (MAST) program at Haverford College is an innovative outreach program that offers middle and high school students the opportunity to develop a greater appreciation for the sciences and writing. Funded by the Koshland Integrated Sciences Center at Haverford, this outreach program's main objective is to introduce students to hands-on experimental science through laboratories in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Middle and high school students who participate in this weekly enterprise will gain lab experience while maintaining laboratory notebooks and developing skills in scientific thought. In addition, students will complete intensive writing exercises to improve their writing skills and command of the English language.

Equally important, the MAST program aims to encourage students to look beyond the scope of their high school experience and towards possible research and academic careers in the sciences. To achieve this goal, students will have the opportunity to expand their view of learning through access to the College's state-of-the-art science equipment, an optional field trip, and close interaction with students from Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College. These undergraduates act as mentors and role models for the students in the program.

Students should plan to participate in science labs and writing exercises from 9:15 A.M. until 3:00 P.M each Saturday of the program. Lunch is provided, and funding for public transportation is also available. The MAST program will run for ten Saturdays and will end with a reception for students and their families.

Extended deadline for MAST applications: January 4, 2015.