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The Splash program at Cornell brings area middle and high school students to their campus in Ithaca for one Saturday. The students can take classes in almost any subject you can think of, taught by our very talented Cornell undergraduates. They’ve opened up registration for their spring event on April 29th.

Splash! at Cornell is pleased to announce that registration for our Spring 2017 Splash is now open! Sign up for classes including:

  • Striking a Chord: The Joy of Singing Together
  • Crash Course in Tissue Engineering and Artificial Organs
  • Photonics 101
  • John Laurens: The Revolutionary War Soldier with Revolutionary Ideas
  • Designing Technology for Social Impact
  • Make a Splash! (How to Organize an Event)

We have over 50 classes for you to choose from. Splash is for 7th-12th grade students (for homeschooled students, our minimum age is 12), and will run on April 29th. Sign-in will be open beginning at 9 AM, and all students are invited to our opening keynote at 10 AM in the Plant Sciences Building, where the check-in will also be held. Classes will run from 11 AM – 6 PM.

How to register: Splash will be utilizing a first-come, first-serve system for assigning classes to students. Start the registration process by clicking here, while logged into a student account. The catalog is located here. Please note that the cost of the program is $25, and that generous financial aid will be available for those families to whom the cost might prove financially burdensome. All students will receive a Splash! t-shirt, notepad, and lunch.

We will also be providing some programming for guardians, including information sessions and sample Splash! courses. If you have any questions, check out our Q&A here, email us at, or call us at (909) 713-4830! Happy registering, and see you at Splash!

Featured image courtesy of Cornell University.

Kelsey O'Connor

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