ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at
Arlington is taking applications now for this summer’s ExxonMobil Bernard
Harris Summer Science Camp, a free, two-week residential camp for middle school
Harris with campers in 2010
The event is one of 25 planned this summer at universities
throughout the U.S. to increase interest in math and science. It is made
possible by a $80,000 grant to the UT Arlington College of Science from the ExxonMobil Foundation
and Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr., the first African-American astronaut to walk in
space and a NASA researcher. The
Harris Foundation, which Dr. Harris founded, supports programs that empower individuals, in particular minorities and
the economically and/or socially disadvantaged, to recognize their potential and
pursue their dreams.
This year’s camp at UT Arlington will be July 17-29. To be selected, applicants must be members of
traditionally underserved or underrepresented populations and entering sixth,
seventh or eighth-grade in fall 2011. For other requirements and instructions on
how to apply, please visit www.uta.edu/cos/sciencecamp/. Applications are due by April 8.
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.