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SWOSU Receives Grant to Host Summer Science and Math Academy
February 11, 2011
Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host a summer science and math academy for 32 high school juniors and seniors July 11-29 on the Weatherford campus.
The academy will be made possible by a $41,600 grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Principal investigators of the grant are Dr. Brian Campbell, who is director of the academy, and Dr. David Esjornson. Both are professors in the SWOSU Chemistry and Physics Department.
The SWOSU Summer Science and Mathematics Academy is designed to give high school students a two-week campus experience studying the relationship between science, mathematics, technology and society. It is also intended to motivate the participants to pursue higher education and careers in science, mathematics and technology.
Campbell said other objectives for the SSMA are to meet the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) curriculum as well as National Education Standards in Science and Mathematics (NSES, PSSM).
Students will stay on the SWOSU campus and engage in short courses of biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, space science, health, mathematics and physics. Students will have laboratory activities, field experiences and participate in a problem solving competition.
For questions about the SSMA, contact Campbell at 580-774-3118 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.