Presented by Thales College

June 24-28, 2024


Join us for our popular week-long, in-person institute for rising high school juniors and seniors!

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Calling all rising high school juniors and seniors! This year, we are expanding our program and offering the choice of three separate tracks!

Participants of our 4th annual Summer Institute will enjoy a full week immersion alongside Thales College undergraduate students in a fun, fast-paced, and interactive seminar course. For those interested in college credit, all tracks include 2-credit hours applicable to future enrollment at Thales College (transfer credit to other institutions is not guaranteed).

TRACK OPTIONS

Mechanical Engineering

Track A

Stability, Utility, & Beauty: Drawing and Designing Using SOLIDWORKS

Phillip Johnson, Ph.D.

Dean of Engineering

EGR 120 – Technical Drawing

Design and visual communication are critical to engineering. Ancient considerations on building design considered themes such as "stability, utility, and beauty" as proposed by the Roman architect Vitruvius. This course will provide an introductory training in hand-drawing, 2D drafting, and 3D design as found in a standard software package (SOLIDWORKS). Afternoon projects and discussions will center around design considerations for both "form" and "function" of a building.

FAQs

QAre students required to bring a computer or device to this track option?

AYes, students must have a PC (no tablets or Apple computers).

QAre students required to purchase and install software for this track option?

AYes, please purchase and install SOLIDWORKS Student Edition Desktop prior to the start of this track option: https://www.solidworks.com/product/students.

QAre students required to purchase textbooks for this track option?

AYes, please purchase Vitruvius’ On Architecture here: https://a.co/d/fG5fRVH.

Classical Education (Teaching)

Track B

The Historical Imagination: How to Sympathetically Encounter History

Josh Herring, Ph.D.

Professor of Classical Education

CED 260 – Teaching the Historical Imagination

One of the crises of our time is the profound lack of historical imagination that dominates our public discourse. The unwillingness or inability of people to fathom “what it might have been like” in another time and place calls into question the very idea of inter-generational culture. From William Faulkner’s oft-quoted insight that “the past is never dead, it isn’t even past” to the 10 Commandments, which require the child “to honor your father and mother”, the idea has long been a given that we must deal with our past in a sympathetic and decent way, recognizing our own proclivities in the good and evil actions of historical agents. The course will explore how teachers can effectively use material and textual sources, field trips, family history, episodic history, military history, biography, autobiography, historical fiction, and narrative history.

FAQs

QAre students required to bring a computer or device to this track option?

ANo, a notebook and pen is all that is needed.

QAre students required to purchase and install software for this track option?

ANo, no software is needed.

QAre students required to purchase textbooks for this track option?

ANo, no books are needed.

Entrepreneurial Business

Track C

Measurable Marketing: Selling Products with Integrity and Accountability

Joe Davison

Professor of Entrepreneurial Business

BUS 360 – Marketing

This course is designed to teach students the principles of marketing, advertising, and persuasive communication in a fun and engaging way. Students will learn universal principles of human motivation and action that can be applied in any medium, alongside studying examples of the most effective advertising and marketing campaigns in history. Examples will be drawn from all forms of media, from print and direct mail, to the internet and social media. Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities, including two field trips and the opportunity to produce a real advertisement.

FAQs

QAre students required to bring a computer or device to this track option?

AA tablet or laptop is recommended but optional.

QAre students required to purchase and install software for this track option?

ANo, no software is needed.

QAre students required to purchase textbooks for this track option?

AYes, please purchase The Copywriter's Handbook by Robert W. Bly here: https://a.co/d/2pyGvE2.

All Tracks Include:

  • Rigorous college level instruction by Thales College professors
  • Opportunity to earn college credit (transfer credits to other institutions not guaranteed)
  • Learning and working alongside current Thales College undergraduate students
  • Interactive student projects and exciting field trips to apply the knowledge learned
  • Daily 8am to 5pm schedule, with snacks and catered lunches provided each day
  • Thales College merch and Summer Institute T-shirt
  • Family catered dinner to end the week
  • Excellent resumé builder!

Limited seats available!


$395 per student with registration on or before April 15th
$450 per student with registration after April 15th

$75 non-refundable deposit required to register

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Questions? Contact admissions@thalescollege.org

"I had fun...[and my family keeps] talking about how pleased [we] were with the course, the college, and most importantly the staff. Thank you guys so much for everything, and see you next year!"

–Summer Institute 2022 Participant