Students Attend SWOSU Summer Science and Math Academy


Summer Science and Math Academy
SWOSU Summer Science and Mathematics Academy

Twenty-six high school students attended the Summer Science and Mathematics Academy July 11-22 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.

Dr. Brian Campbell, director of the academy, said 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:

  • ANADARKO—Russell Smith;
  • APACHE—Bethany Washburn;
  • CRESCENT—Ethan Wood;
  • DEL CITY—Dyanna Starr;
  • DUNCAN—Elisa Gillett, Amanda Lucas;
  • EDMOND—Sonya Narula, Andrea Stein;
  • ELK CITY—Sebastian Schmidtz;
  • FORT COBB—Jacob Stinson;
  • GRACEMONT—Jordon Sage;
  • MANGUM—Ashley Roberts;
  • MOORE—Britny Cerda, Ryan Orland;
  • MOUNTAIN PARK—Adam Coffey;
  • NORMAN—Jessica Beedle, Caleb Sturtz;
  • OKLAHOMA CITY—Keiry Lopez, Alma Marquez, Nathan Piper;
  • PIEDMONT—Tayber Jones;
  • PONCA CITY—Reagan Cole;
  • RIPLEY—Emily Cooper;
  • TISHOMINGO—Kathlene Mazon;
  • WEATHERFORD—Brigueda Ramiro, Jessa Ray.