High School Students Attend SWOSU Science & Math Academy


Twenty-one high school juniors and seniors attended the Summer Science and Mathematics Academy June 1-12 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, space science, health, physics, mathematics and computer science.

The students also participated in laboratory activities, field experiences and a problem-solving competition.  

Additional enrichment activities were scheduled throughout the academy.

Participants in this year's academy were: BLAIR-Jessica Pelletier; CHELSEA-Andrea Rice; DUNCAN-Mary Ann Phillips, Shey Ramsey; EDMOND-Andrew Miller, Allison Tran; JENKS-Katie Hanson; MIDWEST CITY-Racheal Kendall, Robin Warnecke; MOORE-Anastasia Hunt; OKLAHOMA CITY-Cameron Buckner, Talib Chaudhry, Travis Ferrell, Katie Fleming, Jiwon Song, Neal Walia; SAND SPRINGS-Ashlie Walker; TULSA-Megan Bell, Alex Chong, Steven Smith.