Cedar Valley Science Symposium

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

CVSS is a one-day workshop designed to give science-, math-oriented high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to pursue, in depth, specific areas in contemporary science, engineering, and psychology. Each workshop, led by Wartburg College faculty or a team of clinical laboratory scientists from ASCLS-IA, consists of 6-12 students and the instructor. The structure is informal and encourages close interpersonal contacts. Each student participates in only one workshop. Interaction with other students and professors exposes the student to activities of other members of the Symposium. It is hoped that student participants will share their experiences and newly gained knowledge with their high school teachers and other students after the Symposium, and that they will feel free to interact further with CVSS professors and other student participants at a later date.

CVSS participants may stay Saturday night in the residence halls with Wartburg science and math students. Some high school seniors may wish to consider competing in the Wartburg College Regents and Presidential Scholarship Programs, one of which is being held Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. For more information about this Program, go to http://www.wartburg.edu/finaid/Scholarships.aspx.

All CVSS application materials must be received no later than Dec. 31, 2015. These include:

  1. Completed application, available only online from this website.
  2. Official high school transcript showing grade point average, class rank, and ACT/SAT scores. 
    Notification of acceptance to participate will be e-mailed or mailed by Jan. 8.
Schedule for CVSS
8:45-9:15 a.m.
Registration ($35 fee)
9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m.-Noon
Participate in your workshop
12:15-1:15 p.m.
Luncheon & discussion with faculty about careers (please specify if vegetarian or special diet)
1:30-4 p.m.
Continue participation in your workshop
4-4:45 p.m.
Writing session for seniors competing for CVSS scholarships (answer a question about your workshop)
5 p.m.
If staying overnight in a residence hall, meet campus host
5:30-6:15 p.m.
Informal pizza supper with faculty, hosts, and all CVSS students
7 p.m.
Physics and Chemistry Demonstration Show (Neumann Auditorium)
8 p.m.
Approximate end of CVSS activities
Stay in residence halls with Wartburg students