Summer Academy
Forensics Students Doing Splatter Analysis

If you've ever wanted to experience college life while still in high school, then Hanover's Summer Academy program is the perfect opportunity. Our respected professors teach a wide range of subjects that will engage and expand your interests as well as deepen your knowledge.

Summer Academy Institute DATES: June 11-16, 2017

Environmental Science Institute - $600

Spend a week exploring the ecology of southeastern Indiana with Biology Professor Darrin Rubino. Carved by the ice ages, with rolling hills, forested bluffs, dramatic ravines and the Ohio River Valley, southeastern Indiana is one of the most biologically diverse and geologically interesting areas of the state. You will be able to assess the environmental quality of our local creeks and streams, investigate climate using tree ring analysis, learn to identify our local flora, fauna (and their behavior) and have a great experience doing so in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You'll also travel to local forests, including an old growth forest. Using the tools of modern science to study the natural world, the week will culminate in a science scholars’ symposium where you'll have the opportunity to present your findings.

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Graphic Design Institute - $600
Learn how to be a visual problem-solver through design, photo editing, illustration and more. Join Hanover College’s Art Director and Professor of Graphic Design, Rick Lostutter, in exploring the principles of design while learning how to create visual solutions using Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite of software. You’ll learn how Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign work seamlessly as essential tools in the production of print and digital media.

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From Script to Screen - $600
Step into the world of television and film! Students will be immersed in each stage of production through writing, staging, acting in and shooting: a commercial, a sitcom, and several short film/television drama scenes.

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Forensic Science Institute - $700

Using modern scientific techniques and the resources of the Science Division at Hanover College, students will examine blood, bones and trace evidence to try and determine the "who, what, when, where, why, and how" of a simulated crime scene.

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Engineering Institute - $700

The Hanover College Engineering Institute provides opportunities for students to explore the engineering programs available through the college. Students with interests in engineering, math, and science attend this week long, residential camp where they will be engaged in various hands-on activities. Students will explore topics including robotics, electronics, material testing, alternative energy and programming. In addition, there will be engineering related field trips to several local manufacturing companies.

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Health Science Institute - $700

Interested in a career in health care and want to know what kind of college education paths will get you there? Curious about how a team of different health care professionals deliver high quality patient care? Want to know how a pharmacist looks for possible drug interactions that could impact their patient? Want to know what tools and technologies an EMT uses to deliver care at the scene of an accident or illness? Then the Health Science Institute is for you! You’ll work with Hanover College science professors and health care practitioners to find the answer to these questions and many more. You will see how health care professionals look at health data for towns and cities to identify health problems and develop prevention strategies that promote health and wellness and you’ll explore health factors that have a positive or negative impact on your home community.

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Registration / Payment

Once accepted, you may make payments online. Complete the online application for the specific institute above and submit your most recent transcript via email ( or fax (812-866-7098). You will receive an email with your acceptance status along with a payment link.


Will I stay on campus?
Yes, in one of Hanover's air-conditioned residence halls., with meals served in the Campus Center dining room or provided on field trips.

What does the program cost?
The cost for each institute ranges from $600 to $700. This includes housing, meals and supplies.

Where is the Academy?
The Academy will take place at Hanover College in southeastern Indiana.

Is there an application deadline?
The application deadline is May 12. Each institute will be capped at a limited number of students, so applying early is encouraged.

For more information email or call 812-866-6700.