Category - Pre-College Programs

University of Rochester

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Introducing the Pre-College Residence Hall Director!
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Attend the ICAN Succeed Bootcamp
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Preparing for College, Preparing for Writing, Preparing for Fiction…
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Winning: The Psychology of Competition
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Summer Chronicles: A Grand Return Sprinkled with Pre-College Fun
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Meet Your Graduate Head Counselors!
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Pre-College Program: String Chamber Music
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Pre-College Program: Understanding and Reducing Stress
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Pre-College Program: Girls Get Math
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Pre-College Program: Research 101

Introducing the Pre-College Residence Hall Director!

Hello, everyone! My name is Brooke Robinson and I’ll be your Residence Hall Director or RHD. I am so excited to engage with you all this summer! About a year ago, at the University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!), I completed my bachelor’s degree in dance with an emphasis on choreography. I continued my education at[…]

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Attend the ICAN Succeed Bootcamp

by Burt Nadler, Pre-College Programs instructor Seeking to connect career curiosities to potential college majors? Eager to learn about college admissions? Ready to visit or already visiting colleges? Attend the ICAN Succeed Bootcamp as part of Pre-College Programs to learn how to: Expedite actions and nurture attitudes that yield college admissions and career success Maximize college target list creation,[…]

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Preparing for College, Preparing for Writing, Preparing for Fiction…

by Zachary Powell, Pre-College Programs instructor, “Reading and Writing Flash Fiction” Zachary Powell has taught high school for seven years and at the college level for three. During this time, he taught speech, film, academic and creative writing, and reading. Currently, Zachary is a PhD student in film, is a writing consultant in Rochester’s Writing Center, and[…]

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Winning: The Psychology of Competition

by Emily Hangen Emily Hangen is a National Science Foundation Fellow, a Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellow, and a graduate student pursuing her PhD in social psychology at the University of Rochester. Her research interests focus on motivation during competition and optimizing students’ academic motivation and achievement. To assess motivation and performance outcomes,[…]

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Summer Chronicles: A Grand Return Sprinkled with Pre-College Fun

Finally, I have returned to the greatest land known to man… or to the handful of college students that go here… Rochester, New York. After weeks of longing for this beauty, my plane has landed. As quickly as my sabbatical in Jamaica had ended, my first meeting as a Pre-College Counselor had begun. Ahh, summertime[…]

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Meet Your Graduate Head Counselors!

Hello, everyone! My name is Dalayna Gardner and I’m one of your Graduate Head Counselors for the Pre-College Programs this summer. I am so excited to engage with you all this summer! About a year ago, at the University of California, Riverside, I completed my bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. Now, I am a graduate[…]

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Pre-College Program: String Chamber Music

Hi, everyone! My name is Joan Kinsella, and I’m an instructor for the Pre-College Programs. I’m a cellist teacher and performer. I’ve been a chamber musician and orchestral player in upstate New York for years. Recent performances include WXXI’s “Live from Hochstein” broadcast, SUNY Brockport Fine Art Series, and shows with artists including Idina Menzel, Josh[…]

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Pre-College Program: Understanding and Reducing Stress

Hi, students! My name is Jessica Keith and I am a PhD candidate in clinical psychology here at the University of Rochester. I started at Rochester as an undergraduate majoring in psychology with honors in research and minoring in brain and cognitive sciences. I enjoyed Rochester so much that I decided to stay here to[…]

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Pre-College Program: Girls Get Math

by Amanda Tucker, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies; Lecturer, Department of Mathematics For the past two summers, I have had the pleasure of spending a week with a group of high school aged girls at a program called GirlsGetMath@ICERM, which takes place at Brown University’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM). It is[…]

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Pre-College Program: Research 101

by Hoang Pham, PhD Hoang D. Pham is a third-year Michael Scandling PhD student in the Teaching, Curriculum and Change Department at the Warner School of Education. He enrolled in the program directly after obtaining his Honors BA in psychology from the University of Rochester. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Herbert L. Zimmer Research[…]

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