Summer Session Science
January 03, 2018

Cook Up Science During Summer Session

Rising 7th- and 8th-Grade Chefs, Scientists, Explorers: Exciting opportunity to study science through cooking
by Jenny Barker

Students entering 7th and 8th grades have an exciting opportunity to experience Andover this summer! The hybrid Summer Session course, “Serving up Science,” led by Andover faculty members Brian Faulk, chemistry instructor, and Keith Robinson, biology and chemistry instructor, will return for a second summer. The course will run from July 3 to August 5, 2018, beginning with a three-week online experience that engages students in coursework and preparation through a variety of online platforms and computer-based learning. Students then spend two weeks of residency on the Phillips Academy campus, applying what they have learned in the online portion of the course to real-life lab experiments, projects, and in-person learning.

Experience Campus

  • Utilize the school’s excellent facilities and resources—including the Gelb Science Center and Paresky Commons dining hall—to explore food as a canvas for applying the scientific method.
  • Participate in classwork, fun field trips, evening study sessions, and online activities to develop and apply their knowledge of scientific concepts to better understand the chemical reactions that are present in a variety of approaches to cooking.
  • Meet new friends and enjoy campus life, getting a taste for what it’s like to be an Andover student.

Key Details

  • Online: Students will work independently from their homes July 3 to 22.
  • On campus: Students will reside at Phillips Academy, working in-person with teachers and engaging in lab activities, simulations, and field learning experiences from July 23 to August 5.
  • Requirements: A laptop

Apply Now!

Applications are open now to rising 7th- and 8th-grade students. Students are accepted on a rolling basis and space is limited. For more information and to apply, please visit

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