Published: Oct. 9, 1997

About 100 high school seniors from Brush, Keenesburg, Parker, Aurora, Littleton, Lakewood and Greenwood Village will visit the University of Colorado at Boulder on Oct. 16.

The students are members of the Colorado-Wyoming Junior Academy of Science, an organization that promotes an interest in science among secondary students.

While on campus they will meet with CU-Boulder faculty and students in astronomy, biology, chemistry, paleontology and physics. On the schedule are visits to specialists in snakes, conservation ecology, neuropsychology, engineering and genetics.

The daylong program is being coordinated by the University of Colorado Museum with funding from the CU-Boulder Outreach Council. The campus activities are designed to encourage teen-agers to explore their own interests in science.

The Colorado-Wyoming Junior Academy of Science visit provides a link between public schools and the university, and is one of many K-12 outreach activities provided by CU-Boulder on and off the campus.

The Junior Academy, with chapters throughout Colorado and Wyoming, was founded in the 1940s and reactivated in 1960 with support from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.