The Science, Language Arts and Mathematics (SLAM) Workshops are conducted during the summer at Tougaloo College. SLAM Workshop I is for 9th and 10th graders; SLAM Workshop II is for 10th and 11th graders; and SLAM Workshop III is for 11th graders. 10th and 11th graders are placed in either Workshop II or III based upon their academic background. Each workshop is for 4 weeks.
The workshops are designed to highlight the interrelationship of communication and quantitative skills for the study of science. The three workshops are sequential with each one building on the material from the previous workshop. However, a student can take any one of the workshops by itself. The workshops provide information about career opportunities in the health sciences and the Jackson Heart Study