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Jewell offers summer science camps
Contact: Tara Allen816-415-7636
March 6, 2008

Related: JAWS/JAMS website

The Jewell Academy for Women in Science (JAWS) and the Jewell Academy for Men in Science (JAMS) will be hosting residential summer camps for rising 7th- and 8th-graders on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo. Thanks to a generous grant from The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the week-long, interactive camps are open to students from across the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

The JAWS camp for girls is scheduled to take place June 15-21; the JAMS camp for boys is scheduled for June 22-28. In order to participate, students must attend the entire camp. Lodging and meals will be provided for campers in William Jewell’s residence halls and dining facilities throughout the week. The cost for the camp is $200, but scholarships are available on a sliding scale. The application deadline is April 4, and 40 slots are available for each academy.

The camp will be based on an interdisciplinary, integrative curriculum focusing on the concept of energy. Specifically, student participants will be exposed to biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, computer science and bioethics through hands-on laboratory learning. Evenings will feature less-structured science enrichment activities. In addition to the science curriculum, the camp will feature extensive leadership training, goal-setting, teambuilding and cooperation skills, and personal development.

“Overall, the Jewell Science Academies will offer a cohesive, enriching experience with the goal of preparing students for successful academic careers in high school and beyond,” said Dr. Tara Allen, associate professor and chair of biology at William Jewell.

Applicants should be in the 6th- or 7th-grade (or the homeschool equivalent) during the 2007-08 school year. Students from diverse backgrounds or representing underserved populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications can be found online at www.jewell.edu/scienceacademies/. Completed applications should be mailed to:

William Jewell College, Jewell Science Academies, Campus Box #1059, 500 College Hill, Liberty, MO 64068.

For more information, contact Dr. Allen atsciencecamps AT william.jewell DOT edu

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