Harvard-Affiliated Forsyth Junior Scholars Virtual Science Summer Camp, China

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The Forsyth Institute Junior Student Scholars Virtual Science Summer Camp, China exposes aspiring young scientists in middle school (ages 11 – 17) to the exciting and rewarding world of scientific research.

Topics covered in the Virtual Camp include:

Oral Health
Teeth and Bones
Public Health

Modeled after the Forsyth Student Scholars Summer Internship Program, one of the oldest STEM programs in Massachusetts, for high school students interested in science careers, the 5-day Virtual Science Camp introduces campers to the oral health research-focused science in which Forsyth scientists specialize—microbiology, immunology, teeth and bones, public health, and oral health.

Campers will receive a certificate of completion to highlight their work during the week. Campers will also be invited to join the Forsyth Student Scholars Alumni Group, a scientific club for all Student Scholars alumni.

Camp session is August 24 – 28, 2020

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 Pandemic the camp session has been delayed to Aug 24-28.

More Information:

Campers will focus on one specialty area each day with the 5th day demonstrating how all disciplines can work together on a common issue.

Each session will consist of lectures, lab tours, and live question and answer sessions.

Campers will be given suggested at-home experiments or activities to perform after the daily online session is completed.

Highlights of the program include:

  • August 24 – 28: 1-week virtual summer science camp conducted through Zoom
  • Learning from world-renowned Forsyth scientists
  • Recorded and subtitled lectures and lab tours will be sent to campers each morning
  • Live Question and Answer Sessions every morning
  • Membership in the Student Scholars Alumni Group
  • Campers will receive a certificate of completion

Camper requirements:

  • Currently in Middle School (11-17 years old)
  • Currently residing in China
  • Interest in STEM, science, research, or oral health
  • Fully available for all 5 days of the week registered with access to an internet-enabled device (computer, tablet, smart phone) from 7pm – 8pm CST China


  • $750 per student
  • No refunds given after child starts participating in first session.

Daily Schedule (topic changes daily)

9:00 am CST ChinaCampers receive recorded lectures, lab tours, and suggested at-home activities (with subtitles)
7:00 – 8:00 pm
CST China
Live Question and Answer session with Forsyth Scientists (with translation)

For more information, please contact: StudentScholars@forsyth.org

Meet Our Virtual Science Camp Directors:

Dr. Megan Pugach-Gordon is a faculty researcher and the Director of Forsyth Student Scholars Program, a STEM summer internship program that allows local high school students to work with scientist mentors on independent laboratory research projects. After completing her undergraduate training at Washington University, Dr. Pugach-Gordon attended University of California, San Francisco for her PhD. After her postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania, she moved to Forsyth as assistant faculty in 2013, where she performs her research, mentors young scientists and exposes the next generation of scientists to laboratory research.

Dr. Raffi Miller is a pediatric dentist and the Director of ForsythKids, the mobile dental program of The Forsyth Institute, providing care to 3,000 underserved children throughout Massachusetts. After completing his undergraduate training at Harvard University, Dr. Miller attend Boston University for his dental school and pediatric residency training. After graduating, he returned to Boston University as an assistant professor, providing classroom and clinical training to dental students and residents and serving as a mentor to dozens of students performing public health research. He has a strong passion for public health and educating children on the importance of good oral health.

Registration and payment can be made through our authorized collaborator:
Beijing Dragonstar Cultural Communication Co., Ltd
Tel.:17310326464  Miss Long
电话:17310326464 小龙老师



In order to register for this Virtual Camp, you must agree to the following terms:

Media Consent

I give permission for The Forsyth Institute to record my child’s video and audio during his/her participation in the Forsyth Junior Student Scholars Virtual Summer Science Camp. I acknowledge that The Forsyth Institute can use this recording for program evaluation, training, education, and advertising purposes and my child and I are not entitled to any compensation from his/her likeness used for these purposes.

Acknowledge Access to Technology

I acknowledge that my child has access to reliable internet access and an electronic device that has the capability to use video and audio communication.

Nonrefundable Tuition

I acknowledge that tuition for the Forsyth Junior Student Scholars Virtual Summer Science Camp is non-refundable once my child begins the first camp session. Any requests for refunds must be made by email to studentscholars@forsyth.org at least 5 business days before the start of my child’s first camp session.

Is the Camp a live-video stream or is it pre-recorded?

The camp will be composed of pre-recorded videos and a live question and answer period.

What is the appropriate amount of time, per day, a camper will sit in front of a screen and remain fully engaged?

Campers will be asked to be in front of their screen for approximately 2 hours per day. There will also be optional assignments to be completed after the sessions that may require additional screen time.

How long is a camp session? How many camp sessions are in a camp week?

Camp sessions are approximately 2 hours (including 1 hour of live interaction) each day for 5 consecutive days. You can see the sample schedule above.

Do campers do the same activity everyday?

Campers follow a similar pattern of activities each day, but they are presented with different topics for each session. There may be different activities depending on what fits best with the topic.

How many counselors will be present during each session? What is the role of each counselor?

There will be at least 1 camp director present during the live question and answer period and a Forsyth Scholar who will be translating the sessions into Mandarin.

Do campers need headphones, webcam, or microphone? Will campers need any household items or supplies to participate in the camp?

Campers will be required to have video and audio capabilities during the camp, either through their electronic device or an attached device. Offline activities will require the use of some household items, and campers will receive a list of these items prior to each session.

Will campers participate in any activities that could potentially damage a computer or its components (e.g. painting, water, etc.)?

Offline activities may require use of liquids, but these activities should be performed in an area that can safely get wet and is away from electronic devices.

How will parents learn how to prepare their camper for the upcoming session or camp day? Is there a listing in the website? Will a pre-camp email be sent?

Parents and campers will receive an email the week before their camp starts with the camp schedule, login information, camp director contact information, and any other information and materials that will be needed in preparation for the virtual camp.

Will parents have to be involved helping campers log on or prepare materials before the camp sessions begin?

Our virtual summer camp is designed to engage campers for the 2-hour sessions without adult supervision to allow parents time to tend to other matters. We encourage parent involvement as needed for offline activities. Parent involvement is not necessary for any part of the camp as long as campers can log in to the programs on their own.

Will parents have to be present and actively involved during the camp?

Parents are not expected or required to be present during the camp sessions. If they are interested in joining the daily question and answer sessions with their child, they are welcome to.