OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU taking applications for middle school summer science camp

03/12/2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University is taking applications for 54 Oregon middle school students to attend the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp this summer at OSU. All selected campers will be funded by scholarship.

Application deadline is Friday, April 16.

The application includes a student essay and recommendations from science and math teachers. More information is available online at http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/summer-science-camp. Interested persons may request a printed copy from camp coordinator Andy Hoffmann by calling 541-737-4081 or by e-mail at fourhscicamp@proaxis.com.

The two-week residential camp, which is Aug. 2-13 on the OSU campus, offers students entering grades six, seven and eight innovative ways to enhance their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Leadership and citizenship are main themes, and students are encouraged to stay in school.

The full cost of the camp’s education program, field trips, food and lodging is covered by a grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation and The Bernard Harris Foundation.

The Summer Science Camp is a team effort of the Department of 4-H Youth Development Education, the Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences  (SMILE) Program, the College of Engineering and the College of Science's Department of Science and Mathematics Education.