High School Students Attend SWOSU Science & Math Academy


SSMA 2010

Thirty high school students attended the Summer Science and Mathematics Academy July 11-23 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 sophomores, 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.

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: ALTUS-Christopher McMahon; ARAPAHO-Nicole Meyer; CLAREMORE-Tyler Jones; COLLINSVILLE-Merrisa Jennings; COVINGTON-Harley Adams; COYLE-Jarred Bross, Perry Flannigan, Magnus Scott; EDMOND-Patrick Bender, Akshat Desai, Victoria Mooers, Meghna Singh; ERICK-Adele Smith; GARBER-Angela Heitfled; LONE WOLF-Adam Coffey; MERRITT-Sarena Ezzel; MOORE-Ashley Sowder, Johnathan Tran; NEWCASTLE-Mason Bigham; NORMAN-Timothy Corbly; OKLAHOMA CITY-Delano Usiukiewicz; PLAINVIEW-Ziying Lei; RIPLEY-Emily Cooper, Karen Willson; SHAWNEE-Paris Van Dyne; STILLWATER-Lisa McKelvey; TULSA-Nancy Ha; VERDIGRIS-David Doshier; WATONGA-Chad Mathis; YUKON-Katy More.