April 18, 2019  

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Free Summer Camp for Aspiring Young Scientists Accepting Applications

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Limited space is available for 6-8th graders for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris 2015 Summer Science Camp at The University of Southern Mississippi.

The camp allows 48 students to attend a two-week long academic, residential summer science camp free of charge. The camp theme will be ‘Coastal and Ocean Awareness through Science and Technology’ or COAST.

The two-week camp is June 14 – 27, 2015 on the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus. Students live on campus and participate in interactive, inquiry-based classes taught by university faculty, secondary school teachers and STEM educators.

Campers also have the opportunity to explore local museums and nature centers − discovering science within their communities. Students will learn about unique habitats in south Mississippi through field excursions and collaborate with and learn from scientists.

Students must be entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades in the fall of 2015 and attending any public school within Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties, and have a GPA of at least a “B” overall in mathematics and science. Complete eligibility requirements can be found by going to the website, www.usm.edu/biology and selecting Summer Camps.