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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Media Contact: Teresa Newton

ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington offers a variety of summer camps and programs for youth. Some are free; other fees are up to $385 for a week-long residential program.

UT Arlington's 2009 camps include:

Engineering
More information is available at www.uta.edu/engineering/summer_programs.

  • Engineering Camp-Bridge, June 7-12; for grades 9-10; $325 residential; 817-272-1295; www.uta.edu/engineering/summercamps/. The camp provides a broad exposure to engineering disciplines plus related topics in chemistry and physics.
  • Engineering Camp-Gateway, June 28-July 3; for grades 7-8; $325 residential; 817-272-1295; www.uta.edu/engineering/summercamps/. The camp provides a broad exposure to engineering disciplines plus related topics in chemistry and physics.
  • Engineering Camp-Access, June 15-19; for grades 9-10; $200 day camp; 817-272-1295; www.uta.edu/engineering/summercamps/. The camp provides a broad exposure to engineering disciplines plus related topics in chemistry and physics.
  • Engineering Camp-Entry, July 6-10; for grades 6-8; $200 day camp; 817-272-1295; www.uta.edu/engineering/summercamps/. The camp provides a broad exposure to engineering disciplines plus related topics in chemistry and physics.
  • Girlgeneering Camp, July 20-24; for girls in grades 5-9; $100; 817-272-0113; www.uta.edu/engineering/girlscamps The goal of a girls-only camp demonstrates the real-world impact of engineering. Campers will experience faculty presentations and lectures, lab tours, field trips, hands-on activities.
  • RoPro College Challenge Camp; July 15-17; for grads 11-12 and new graduates; $35; 817-272-0113; www.cse.uta.edu/Robots/summerchallenge.asp. The camp includes a fun robot challenge and prepares students to successfully apply for college.
  • ASM International Materials Science Camp, July 18; for grades 7-12; $30; 817-272-0113; www.uta.edu/mse/summercamp.php.This camp teaches properties of materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers and semiconductors.
  • AHETEMS (Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Math and Science) Summer Camp, July 22-25; for Hispanic high school sophomores; $10; ahemtems@shpe.org; www.ahetems.org. This math/science camp allows campers to dive into subjects through lab experiments, math contests, tours and other activities.
  • NSF Materials Camp for Kids, July 25; for grades 4-5; free; 817-272-0113; www.uta.edu/mse/summercamp2008.php. This one-day camp teaches students about atoms, including using an electron microscope to see 30,000 times better than normal vision.
  • Autonomous Vehicle Lab Summer Workshop, July 27-31; for grades 11-12; free; 817-272-0113; www3.uta.edu/faculty/subbarao/AVLHighSchoolWorkshop.html. The workshop allows students to work on a hands-on team project in autonomous vehicles and develop team-building, collective decision making and problem solving skills in challenges motivated by real world scenarios.

Music
Information on music camps is online at www.uta.edu/music/summercamps.

Science
More information on science camps is available at 817-272-1511, badon@uta.edu or www.uta.edu/sciencecamp.

  • Microbiology Summer Science Camp, June 22-26; for grades 10-12; $250. This hands-on camp challenges high school students to think, research and conduct experiments.
  • Biology Summer Science Institute, June 15-19; for grades 7-9; $250. The course covers microbiology, molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, electron microscopy, forensic science and more. A trip to UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is included.
  • Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, July 19-31; free; to qualify, students must (a) be African American, Hispanic, Native American or qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch, (b) be in sixth, seventh or eighth grade in fall 2009, (c) have at least a B average in mathematics and science courses, (d) score at least at median level on TAKS math and science tests, (e) write a 250 word essay and (f) be recommended by their current math and science teachers

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