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Three Science & Math Workshops Coming to SWOSU

February 19, 2007

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Chemistry Professor Dr. Brian Campbell is going to be a busy man during the 2007 summer, and area students and teachers will have the opportunity to benefit from his upcoming activities. 

Campbell has received word that he has been awarded grants for three science and mathematics workshops that will be held during the summer on the Weatherford campus. Two of the workshops are for students and one for teachers.

Through a grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, SWOSU will bring back a summer science and mathematics academy for high school juniors and seniors. The academy is planned June 3-June 15. Campbell’s proposal was granted to continue the academy for three years.

Campbell, along with Dr. Robbie McCarty, will lead the SMART (Science and Mathematics Association of Rural Teachers) program on June 18-July 13. The grant is from the Oklahoma State Board of Education and is intended to improve the science knowledge and teaching skills of educators in the school districts of Altus, Amber-Pocasset, Anadarko, Burns Flat-Dill City, Canute, Clinton, Columbus Elementary School (in Oklahoma City Public Schools), Cordell, Elk City, Geary, Hollis, Lone Wolf, Lookeba-Sickles, Mangum, Mountain View-Gotebo and Weatherford Public Schools.

The final workshop is for incoming freshmen who plan to seek degrees in biology and chemistry at SWOSU. The workshop is July 8-August 1. Only 15 students will be accepted for the program, and each student who completes the program will receive a $1,500 stipend plus other impressive incentives during their collegiate career at SWOSU.

Additional information about any of the programs is available by contacting Campbell at (580) 774-3118 or by email: brian.campbell@swosu.edu.

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