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Science Detectives Summer Academy

JuLY 25-30, 2016

FREE, commuter, science camp for students entering the 8th, 9th or 10th grade in Fall 2016. Science Detectives: Heredity on the DNA Level will allow participants to experience hands-on science in a Cameron University laboratory.

The opportunity to better understand the abstract nature of heredity at the DNA level will be provided by spending a week working in the laboratory as scientists. Students will spend up to 8 hours per day in the Biological Sciences’ labs using state of the art equipment and college level science procedures. Campers will be assigned to lab groups led by Oklahoma public school science teachers directed by CU Biological Sciences faculty. They will have an opportunity to isolate microorganisms from the environment, then use modern techniques in molecular biology and DNA cloning to examine the genetics of these organisms at the DNA level. Through the course of the academy, students will be introduced to methods of collecting samples, scientific laboratory methods, scientific inquiry, and opportunities for eighth, ninth and tenth grade students to pursue biomedical education through the Oklahoma Technology Centers, as well as explore and experience healthcare careers in a hospital setting. Sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Science Detectives Summer Academy is a collaborative effort by Cameron University Adult & Continuing Education Center (ACE) and Department of Biological Sciences.

NOTE: This camp is designed to be both educational and fun. Because it is a science camp, we spend most of each day in laboratories working on the camp research project. If you apply, please be prepared for that intense lab activity.

and SCIENCE MENTOR application packets will be available to download below on March 1st. To request a packet, please contact ACE via email or call 580-581-2284.

Please submit packets by April 27, 2016 for full consideration::

     In person: S SHP #415
     By Email:
     By Mail:    Cameron University SWAHEC
                      2800 W Gore Blvd., S SHP #415
                      Lawton, OK 73505
     By Fax:     580.581.2590

For information on other free 2016 Summer Academies in Math, Science & Technology provided by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, please visit the summer academies webpage

Cameron University provides summer camps (both commuter and residential). Some are free and others require tuition. Please visit

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Student Assistants and Night Security application packets are available to download below:

Contact Info

South Shepler #415
Phone: 580.581.2284
Fax: 580.581.2543