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Questions tagged [summer-school]

A summer school is a short course organized around a specific topic that is offered in the summer, and may be attended by students from multiple institutions.

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What does “engineering experience” entail [closed]

I'm a rising senior in high school and i applied for this engineering exposure program over the summer. My application didn't include any practical experience in the field, which I thought was fine ...
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Is there a case to be made for adjusting how academic semesters are scheduled in North America? [closed]

From my limited experience, many universities in North America with two-semester (full year) type schedule has the following timeline, Semester 1: Early September - Late November (or Late August - ...
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What's the difference between 'research topic' and 'research area'?

I am writing an essay to apply for a summer research project and is supposed to write about 'general research topic that interests me' and 'area I would like to focus'. I'm kind of confused about ...
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Is there a financial motivation for organizing a summer school? [closed]

Do professors and scientific staff of an institute make money from summer schools? Or is it a well-intentioned unpaid activity done by organizers? For example, a summer school about a topic in ...
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Summer school not answering my e-mail

I've been accepted to Scuola Matematica Interuniversitaria, Perugia, a summer school for graduate students in mathematics (received the acceptance email on the 5th of July). I've sent them an email (...
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Need writing/ELA help over the summer [closed]

I would HUGELY appreciate any help with my situation: I just finished my sophomore year of high school, and ended English 10 with a not so hot grade. My parents (mostly mom) has been telling me for ...
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changing field of research [closed]

Currently, I am a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and I have been interested in a while in Quantum matter and related stuff. Recently, I started thinking seriously to change my research and apply ...
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Significance of Summer Schools in CV

When applying for PhD in US or EU, do universities give any importance to the summer schools (7 days/15 days) candidate has attended? I mean, are the summer schools a worthy addition to the CV?
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Why don't colleges make terms shorter and with fewer classes?

Instead of the typical 4 classes every 10 weeks, why not 2 classes every 5 weeks? Condensed courses usually means: Taking less courses at the same time which makes compartmentalization for ...
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What does it mean when a professor says that he'll pay me as a 'mission' for an internship?

I applied for and got selected for a summer internship at a renowned research lab in Germany. The professor says they will try to fund all my expenses, but will pay me as a 'mission'. What does this ...
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Attending Summer School in US [closed]

I'm an undergraduate student from Europe in a STEM subject (mainly maths/ cs), and while doing this I've attended various summer schools in other European countries. Usually these are a pretty ...
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What counts the most for admission to a MSc : Erasmus programme or summer school / research programme? [closed]

I'm doing my bachelor degree in Physics in Italy and I'm strongly considering to continue my studies abroad (in Europe) after the degree. I don't know whether I should spend a period studying in a ...
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Is it a good idea to include participation in summer schools in my CV?

Is it a good idea to include participation in summer schools to my CV?
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How to use contacts on an application in an unassuming way?

Recently my former master thesis advisor (I finished more than a year ago, and want to return to academia / PhD studies after my still ongoing other research job) informed me about a summer school ...
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Nontraditional summer employment for academics

I'm a research mathematician, probably soon to be tenured, and I've been wondering what 'non-traditional' summer employment options are out there, involving either teaching or research. (I enjoy both!)...
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What is the typical cost of Summer Course education in the US?

I would like to pursue summer college courses - particularly a creative writing class and a computer science class - to help broaden my knowledge and improve upon myself as a person. However, ...
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No response from summer school. Should I email?

I have applied to a summer school program in math for undergraduates. On the application website it says that notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent out in March. As March is nearly ...
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What qualities are organizing committees looking for in a reference letter for a summer school?

How would you write a reference letter for someone who is applying to a summer school intended for Ph.D. students/postdocs? The summer school only lasts for 3 days up to a week and I am curious as to ...
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Course load expectations for teaching track and how to negotiate for courses

I am a new lecturer (non-tenure track) at an American engineering university (lecturer=teaching track professor, in my case). I am on a 9 month rolling contract and am contracted to work between Sep-...
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Summer programs for European undergraduate mathematicians

There are many summer programs in the US, aimed at motivated undergraduate students of mathematics, that offer lectures and mini-courses on a variety of topics. However, as far as I know, most ...
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How to explain why I want to go to a summer school?

I want to go to a summer school in biomathematics for undergraduate level, and they ask to give some sort of explanatory of why do I want to attend. I've never done this before, so I have no idea what ...
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Why do people organize summer schools?

I have been in the computer science academic community for at least five years, and I noticed that there are several so called summer schools organized every year everywhere. I have been knowing just ...
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What the benefits of summer school when working on masters degree?

I have recently started my graduate studies and I am still new to some of it. I always worked in the summer during my undergrad, but I've heard that working in the summer while working on a masters ...
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A quick question about deadline extensions

I'm applying for several summer schools, workshops, and travel funds. I've also applied for a few fellowships. Almost all of these have extended their deadlines for application submission and/or ...
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Statement of research interest for summer schools

I'm doing a PHD in physics (not in US), and I'm applying for a summer school in US (an example). I'm required to upload a statement of research interest. I have searched for webpages on how to write ...
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Summer Schools and academic career

There are some prominent summer schools in CS (ML in particular) like MLS (Machine Learning Summer School). What is the impact of attending such program on academic careers? (or applying for graduate ...
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Online resources for summer schools in software engineering?

I'm looking for an online resources that lists all summer schools of the actual year in a specific domain. Are there any sites? I just found one: Summer Schools in Europe, but this site seems to be a ...