Cameron University accepting applications for NanoExplorers, summer science academy for high school students

Cameron University's Department of Physical Sciences is accepting applications for NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy until all positions are filled. Taking place from June 14-18 and June 21-25, NanoExplorers is a residential academy for Oklahoma high school students who have completed their freshmen or sophomore year in high school. Registration is limited to 24 students. Participation is free to Oklahoma residents.

NanoExplorers will introduce students to the concepts necessary to understand why very small systems exhibit unique behavior. Students will engage in hands-on activities designed to introduce the concepts of nanotechnology and related careers including applications in both chemistry and physics. Activities include the construction of a solar cell, construction of a super conductor train, determination of the crystal structure of a chemical compound, construction of a conductivity device, and an examination of amusement park physics that will include a trip to Frontier City in Oklahoma City.  

The academy is supported through a grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and will be directed by Cameron faculty members Dr. E. Ann Nalley and Dr. Ramiro Moro. 

For more information about NanoExplorers, call 580-581-2889 or 580-581-2309 or go to http://nanoexplorers.50webs.com.

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May 13, 2010

PR#10-118