Applied Science & Engineering (ASE)

The Applied Science & Engineering session (ASE) is designed for students who are interested in learning about the physical sciences and applying scientific principles to real-world applications. Students examine disciplines such as physics, chemistry, astronomy,anthropology, archeology and earth science and explore interdisciplinary applications ranging from the nanoscopic to the astronomical in scale and in social aspects.

In ASE, students are challenged to examine the world as scientists as they gain exposure to a wide array of physical and applied sciences topics. The session builds students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, while simultaneously stressing the importance of collaboration and teamwork, thereby training students to become more impactful scientists.

ASE is a great fit if you are intrigued by any of the following (or related) questions:

  • What is the science behind things that you use or see in your daily life? For example, how do we perceive color or hear sound? What chemical processes are used in cooking? 
  • How do we go about finding new planets, and could they sustain human life?
  • How can we best mitigate human pollution in the atmosphere, oceans, and soil?
  • Can we use observations from nature to improve how we design products and buildings?
  • Can we ever be able to determine our true origin? What if Darwin could possibly took all things wrong?