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2016 iFOCUS Program Information

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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 2016 iFOCUS program based on our 2015 itinerary. (Subject to change)

Wednesday August 17th

  • Peer Mentors arrive for training

Friday August 19th              

  • 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 20th - Monday August 22nd

  • 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

Tuesday August 23rd - Wednesday August 24th

  • Tide pooling and marine experiments at the Oregon Coast
  • Group campout at the Oregon Coast     

Thursday August 25th

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

Friday August 26th

  • 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 Assistant Gina Castillo at gcastill@linfield.edu