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Topics in Evolution: Adaptation, Sexual Selection, and Phylogeny

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics - NCSSM Durham Campus

Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
NCSSM Durham Campus 1219 Broad Street DurhamNC  27705
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
NCSSM Durham Campus 1219 Broad Street DurhamNC  27705

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What's Included

In this course students will gain an understanding of the process of evolution by natural selection and will have the chance to participate in scientific research in three particularly interesting areas of evolutionary biology- adaptation, sexual selection, and phylogeny. Students will design experiments on sexual selection in guppies, conduct a field study on adaptations in loblolly pine trees, and test hypotheses about the evolution of bipedalism and brain size using their own data on primate skulls. Guest lectures by local experts and field trips to Duke Forest and the Duke Division of Fossil Primates will enhance what students are learning it the lab and classroom.

About This Organizer

The North Carolina School of Science of Math Summer Accelerator Program extends to a global audience our 30 years of experience educating talented high school students and enriching their lives.


• Our highly skilled faculty focus their talents on building the strengths of high achieving students in advanced science and math topics.

•Our Student Life Instructors live on campus year round and develop the life skills of our summer students and school-year residential students.

•We uniquely craft college-level academic experiences, as a campus and flagship high school of the University of North Carolina system, in an appropriate setting for high school students.


Go beyond what feels comfortable this summer and join our community to accept the greater challenge. Our Accelerator provides a number of academic possibilities.

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NCSSM Durham Campus 1219 Broad Street DurhamNC  27705
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