2017 iFOCUS Program Information

Student in lab

What will we do during the program?

All meals, housing, supplies, and transportation costs will be covered during your participation in the iFOCUS program!
Below is a tentative schedule for the 2017 iFOCUS program. (Subject to change)

Wednesday August 16th

  • Peer Mentors arrive for training

Friday August 18th              

  • Arrive and unpack
  • Parent Orientation and Student Orientation Events organized by Linfield College Student Affairs
  • 5:30 pm iFOCUS Dinner (for students and their families)
  • Evening activities organized by Peer Mentors

Saturday August 19th - Monday August 23rd

  • Lab Safety Training
  • Research Projects (past projects have included Arduino, genomics and fly work, graph coloring, etc.)
  • Discussions of research opportunities at Linfield College, challenges in interdisciplinary science, and career options

Monday August 21st - Tuesday August 22nd

  • Astronomy and experiments with ants
  • Group campout near the Deschutes National Forest     

Thursday August 24th

  • Poster presentations
  • Join the campus move in day process in the afternoon

Friday August 25th

  • New Student Orientation for all new students

Who should I contact if I have questions?

If you have questions about the iFOCUS program or about your application, please contact iFOCUS Progam Director Michael Crosser.