BU to hold summer math and science camps

BU to hold summer math and science camps

Math and Science Camp For immediate release: April 26, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Applications are being accepted for two summer programs offered through Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Math and Science Resource Center.

Both camps will take place Monday to Thursday, June 27 to 30.

The Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Summer Experience is targeted for students entering ninth through 11th grades. They will explore science and math through classroom presentations, hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Topics include forensic chemistry, global positioning, computer forensics, encryption and carbon dating. The cost of $200 includes lunch and snacks, participant T-shirt and all needed materials.

Students in sixth through eighth grades may apply for the Math and Science Summer Experience. Attendees spend 90 minutes each day in three different activities in computer programming, mathematical problem solving, engineering and other sciences.

The cost of $225 for a single participant and $350 for a two siblings covers lunch and snacks each day, participant T-shirt and all materials.

The early application deadline is May 1, and early applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 15. Applications received from May 1 through 30 will be accepted as space permits.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Students who wish to apply for scholarships must fill out an application, obtain a letter of recommendation from a former or current math or science teacher and write a two-page letter describing the benefits of the summer experience and need for a scholarship.

For more information, contact John Polhill, BU professor of mathematics, computer science and statistics, at jpolhill@bloomu.edu or (570) 389-4508.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.

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