Stetson Young Scholars' Weekend Workshops 2022-2023

The Stetson Young Scholars offers faculty-led workshops to high-achieving students in grades 7-12. 

Any student who attends a Stetson Young Scholars event and subsequently enrolls at Stetson University is eligible for a scholarship of $1,000/year over the course of four years. Come try a class, meet our faculty and visit our campus!

Everybody knows violent video games are bad for kids. But what if they're not? Join world-renowned psychologist and video game researcher Dr. Christopher Ferguson to explore the research on violent video games, mass homicides, youth violence and moral panics. Are action-oriented games something we should be concerned about?

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Back by popular demand, Dr. Imes will repeat his 2022 class. Want to learn about Wall Street? Thinking about finance, or at least being smarter with your future investments? The class will provide a brief overview of capital markets, focusing on debt and equity markets. Learn what investment means and the risks and advantages of different strategies. 

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A six-hour creative writing workshop open to 9th to 12th graders will focus on generating new poems, understanding revision and effective workshop strategies. Led by award-winning poet Michele Parker Randall. 

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The Theater Art's department's visual storytellers workshop will go beyond the written word, exploring student-composed narratives through a creative lens by representing stories through different artistic mediums, working with unconventional materials and different types of creative fabrication.

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This workshop specifically for highschoolers will perform two college-level, hands-on labs and participate in group problem-solving activities. In addition, professors and current Stetson students will help students get a feel for what it means to study science at the college level and career possibilities.

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Argue with and against actual, experienced trial attorneys and other mock trailers like you in front of actual trial judges in matches designed to develop your trial skills. Have dinner with and make contact with attorneys, law school staff and law students to prepare for your future career or just learn the ins and outs of public speaking.

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