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April 13 deadline for UW's new sci camp

Mar 14, 2012 - Staff

The University of Wyoming is among 20 sites nationwide selected to host an all-expenses-paid science camp offered to increase math and science interest among middle school students. This is UW's third year to host the prestigious program.

UW received an $80,000 grant from ExxonMobil Foundation and veteran astronaut Bernard A. Harris Jr. to support the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp June 17-26.

Students who will be entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades this fall and reside in Wyoming, western Nebraska, northern Colorado or western South Dakota are encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is April 13. Participants from previous camps are not eligible to apply.

Interested students will need recommendations from their current math and science teachers, a 250-word essay, and high standardized test scores and academic grades.

At the UW camp, students also will have an opportunity to use a professional telescope, the Wyoming Infrared Observatory on Jelm Mountain southwest of Laramie.people."

UW's "Journey to the Stars" Summer Science Camp application is available online at http://wyomingspacegrant.uwyo.edu/AstroCamp.asp.

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