Girls between seventh and eighth grades will once again have the opportunity to learn about the benefits and career possibilities of math and science through crime scene investigation at this summer's second Girls Mathematics and Science Camp at Fort Hays State University.
Applications are still open for the one-week, residential camp, which will run from June 10-15. The camp is limited to 24 participants.
"The camp will encourage middle-school girls' continued interest in science and mathematics," said Dr. Paul Adams, professor of physics.
Participants will experience the life of a detective in crime scene investigation by analyzing evidence to piece together clues, using a global positioning system to locate a crime scene and create a robot to enter unsafe territory. Girls will also experience life as college students, living in residence halls and dining in the cafeteria. They will also tour the Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
Registration is $200. Scholarships are available.
The camp is designed to build a desire to succeed in mathematics and science. The camp will explore mathematics- and science-related careers, provide role models working in science and mathematics professions, and offer a variety of fun and educational activities.
Sponsors include the Sternberg Museum of Natural History and the departments of Teacher Education, Physics, Chemistry, Geosciences, Biology and Mathematics and Computer Science. For more information please visit http://www.fhsu.edu/scimathcenter.