Youth Programs

Summer Ventures

On Saturday, July 27th UNCW will showcase the research conducted by its Summer Ventures students. We can't wait to learn about what they've achieved during their time on campus!

-Dr. Sue Kezios, Director of Summer Ventures

Important Documents

Meet Your Faculty for Summer Ventures

Coastal Oceanography

Skeletal Pathology

DNA Techniques for BioTech

Fit for Research

Mathematical Modeling

Mini Courses

  • Scientific Writing
  • Scientific Library Research Skills

Additional Faculty who are offering lectures and mini-courses:


Chancellor and students in front of poster

Chancellor and students in front of poster

The UNCW Chancellor spoke with SVSM students who presented their projects as part of the NSF-REU and Summer Ventures Research Showcase hosted by the Math Department and SPARC.

Photos taken by Dr. Wei Feng.


Dr. Kara Yopak brought some 3D renderings of shark brains to share with SVSM students during her talk on the evolution of Chondrichthyes.  She also shared the importance of not listening to people who try to dissuade you from pursuing your academic and career dreams.


Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics students pose with Dr. Sara Rivero-Calle after her presentation on SeaHawk CubeSat: the first mini ocean color satellite.  Dr. Rivero-Calle discussed the challenges of miniaturing components for a satellite and shared career opportunities in her field.