Summer science camp to be held at USD

Summer science camp to be held at USD The University of South Dakota welcomes the Lawrence Brothers Science Camp for its third annual session July 18-22.

During the camp, USD will provide an opportunity for students entering into seventh, eighth and ninth grades to have fun learning about science. Faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences as well as from the School of Medicine volunteer to lead activities with the students.

Each year a general theme is chosen for which the camp's activities are structured. This year, under the theme of "light and vision," the future scientists will learn the inner workings of a telescope, what causes the leaves of a tree to change color in the fall, about eyes and the science of sight, and much more.

The goal of the camp is to inspire students, to give them hands-on opportunities to conduct experiments designed to challenge them, and to develop and use math and science skills.

Dr. Barb Goodman, professor of physiology and director of special programs and science education at USD, noted that attendance to this extraordinary camp does not require outstanding academic achievement or deep pockets, but does require a critical mind.

Students will also have the chance to take part in non-scientific activities. Students can swim, play sports and attend movies. Lawrence Brothers Science Camp is also a great way for students to meet and get to know other students from across the state.

Cost for the camp is a $250 registration fee, which includes room, board, activities and chaperones. Full and partial scholarships are available upon request. The deadline for receipt of applications and registration fees is June 15.

Send all materials to Lawrence Brothers Camp, USD School of Medicine, 414 E. Clark St., Vermillion, SD 57069.

For more information, as well as printable forms, please visit the site You can also contact Goodman, Ph.D. at bgoodman@u, or 605-677-5158.

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