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Thursday, March 27, 2014

STEM Summer Camp Opportunity - ExxonMobil @ U of H

Budding scientists and engineers interested in sharpening their skills alongside professionals and a former astronaut are encouraged to apply for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp program.

This unique experience supported by the ExxonMobil Foundation includes mentoring from Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jrthe first African-American to walk in space and camp founder. “From building models of bridges to designing robots and creating spacesuits, students see first-hand engineering, science, technology and math come alive through real-world applications,” said Harris, president, The Harris Foundation.

Throughout the camp, students live on campus and participate in interactive, inquiry-based classes taught by university faculty, secondary teachers and other professionals. Campers also have the opportunity to explore local museums, nature centers and ecosystems − discovering science at work in their communities.

Students also hear from local professionals about rewarding career options in STEM fields, which will continue to see growth in the need for skilled workers. Science and engineering jobs are projected to expand at more than double the rate of the entire U.S. labor force through 2018, according to a recent STEMconnector® report.

Campus Purpose: Promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities. Students attend the camp free of charge. 

• Students must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2014
• Dates: June 15-27, 2014
Application Deadline: April 4, 2014 



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