Title: Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp
Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African American to walk in space, will offer more than 1,000 middle school students a chance to participate in interactive science and math camp programs at 20 college campuses nationwide this summer with support from the ExxonMobil Foundation.
Students attending the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps will test and develop their engineering and science prowess during daily activities that emphasize development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
“The Harris Foundation is proud to offer kids a rewarding way to beat the summer brain drain,” said Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., founder and president, The Harris Foundation. “We believe providing students with access to fun learning opportunities, inspirational role models and gifted teachers can help encourage them to pursue higher education.”
Students live on campus during the two-week camp and participate in classes taught by university faculty, secondary teachers and local STEM professionals. As part of the interactive, inquiry-based curriculum, campers also enjoy the added benefit of exploring local museums, nature centers and ecosystems, allowing them to discover science at work in their communities.
The Ohio 2012 camp will be held at Central State University. Applications are due May 1.
The camp provides approximately 52 hours of advanced STEM study.