Petnica International Science School, August 18-30, 2007, Petnica Science Center (Serbia)
PI 2007 is a summer program of Petnica Science Center. The main idea of the program is to gather gifted students, extraordinary motivated for scientific research from the region of SE Europe and other countries in Petnica stimulating surrounding, give them short but intensive course of the scientific research methods and enable them to realize real research projects under supervision of professional scientists.
PI is organized and hosted by Petnica Science Center, the biggest and, probably, the oldest independent nonprofit organization for out-of-school science education in SE Europe. Since 1982 Petnica has organized nearly 2,200 programs (seminars, workshops, research camps etc.) for 40,000 students and science teachers. All Petnica programs are relying on its wide network of associates (over 1,500 of professional scientists, successful amateurs, promoters of science, science teachers etc.) in the country and abroad.
In order to realize small scientific projects, students will attend short but very intensive course of research methods (observation, measurement, experiment, simulation, results analysis, interpretation etc.). The focus of PI 2007 students research projects will be on astronomy, biology, ecology, linguistics, physics and psychology.
All students of age 17-20 (regardless of type of school they attend or their nationality) are eligible for PI 2007. Main criteria for admission are motivation for out-of-school learning and demonstrated interest in science. School grades are important, but they are not a discriminative factor. Open-mindedness and readiness for intensive work are much more important. Students that want to apply for this program should complete student application form, write a personal statement and provide two letters of recommendation.
Program fee including the course, accommodation and meals, admittance to recreation center and excursions is €500. There are no application fees.