The TIME 4 Real Science program is currently open to all high school students enrolled in Transylvania County Schools. Students are selected for the program through a competitive application process in which local scientists and science educators rank anonymous student applications based on their demonstrated interest in science, potential for success in scientific research, and commitment to attend all program components.  Each year, more eligible students apply for the TIME program than can be accepted, so students are encouraged to be thorough in their applications.

Students are chosen by an independent selection committee based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest in science.
  • Potential for success in science research.
  • Commitment to participate in ALL components of the program.

2016-2017 TIME 4 Real Science Research Course Information (READ FIRST!)

2016 – 2017 TIME Application (Part 1–Complete Online by January 29)

2016 – 2017 TIME Application (Part 2–Complete and Return by Feb 5)

Why apply?  Students will be supported in the course as they complete original research projects. Students benefit from doing research projects because:

  • 0799919537007They see how science applies to their own lives and community.
  • They learn more about the process of science and what scientists do as they act as co-learners with teachers, scientists and other students.
  • They discover new careers in science.
  • They develop independence—no one is telling them exactly what to do or how to do it.
  • They learn how to break down a complex, long-term project into manageable pieces, develop a plan of action, and follow it through.
  • They learn how to communicate their results clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences.
  • They contribute to the bank of scientific knowledge with their findings.0800303872007
  • They are more competitive as they apply for college and scholarships.  The top colleges want students who can write as well as possess analytical skills, creativity and a multidisciplinary perspective.  Most of all they want people with a capacity for continuous innovation.  These are skills gained from conducting original research.
  • Their perspective will broaden.  Doing a science project and participating in a competition can give students the opportunity to meet and spend time with others from around the world who have similar interests.
  • There are opportunities for significant scholarships, travel, monetary awards and other prizes when students enter competitions.

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The journey begins

For our first year in the TIME class me and Jasmine decided to brave unknown territory. We both became interested in the subject of cancer and began looking at our own interests. After joining together we started down a path filled with articles upon articles about Molluscs, cancer, and carcinogens. We settled on the topic of cancer models in bivalve molluscs , and that’s where our journey began. We came to a slight dilemma, neither of us knew anything about clams, how durable they were, or how to care for them. We decided to order a “warm-up” group of clams. We wanted tnoaho learn how to care for them, Dissect them, mark them, and take their blood. We’ve drilled holes in them, marked them with fingernail polish, fed them algae tablets, and monitored their health daily. As of right now we’ve lost 3 of our original 22 due to our experimennoah1bts on how to take blood. When we finally expose them to our carcinogens, Glyphosate,ethanol, and chewing tobacco extract, they will be in a larger permanent containment. We look forward to our continued experiment throughout the year and we hope for spectacular results.

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