Middle school girls between their seventh- and eighth-grade years will again have the opportunity to take part in the Fort Hays State University Girls Science and Mathematics Camp this summer. The residential camp will run from June 3 to June 13.
The camp encourages middle-school girls' continued interest in science and mathematics and enables them to explore math and science careers.
The week includes a variety of fun and educational math and science activities related to crime science investigations. The intent is to provide role models working in science and math professions and social experiences designed to build girls' desire to succeed in math and science.
The girls will learn a variety of skills relating to soil analysis, fingerprinting, DNA, and global positioning system technology; use mathematics to determine the height of a suspect; and analyze ink to see which pen wrote a note convicting the guilty party. The camp will also feature a session on criminal profiling and computer technology.
As the students investigate, they will work in small groups during several math and science activities used by professional crime scene investigators and will meet with practicing female professionals in a variety of mathematics and science occupations. During their week of campus life, they can enjoy fun events with other girls who share their interests, experience the life of a college student by living in a residence hall with a roommate and dining in the cafeteria, and learn about opportunities available to women in mathematics and science fields.
Evening activities will include a presentation by Mike McGlone, NASA aerospace educator, swimming, movies, a Mary Kay spa night, and a visit to the Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
Registration is $200 and scholarships are available. The application deadline is March 12.
For more information please visit: http://www.fhsu.edu/scimathcenter/camp.shtml, or contact Ann Ryan Noble at (785) 628-5449 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.