High School Students Attend SWOSU Science and Math Academy


Twenty high school juniors and seniors attended the Science and Mathematics Academy June 2-13 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The academy, funded by SWOSU and a grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, was for high ability juniors and seniors. The purpose of the academy is to expose students to the close relationship between science, mathematics, technology and society. And, the program is designed to motivate the participants to pursue higher education and careers in science, mathematics and technology.

During the first part of the academy, the students studied academic science units offered in biology, chemistry, geology and space science, health, physics, Mathematics and computer science.

The students also participated in an interdisciplinary problem-solving unit directed by SWOSU scientists.

Additional enrichment activities were scheduled throughout the academy.

Participants in this year’s academy were: Kasandra Brabaw, Apache; Cathy Duong and Olivia Pham, both of Bartlesville; Garrison Curtis, Canute; Cameron Glass, Chickasha; Nikke Sogunro, Del City; Mary Ann Phillips, Duncan; Leena Suppiah and Yongyong Wu, both of Edmond; Arhia Ramsey, El Reno; Louis Blowers, Garber; Wil Markus, Kingfisher; Ethan Hendricks, Mustang; Laili Boozary, Benjamin Lanier, Mark Nakmali, Suong Nguyen, Anna Stephenson, all of Oklahoma City; Ashlie Walker, Sand Springs; and Darrell Potter, Tryon.