BU plans math and science summer programs for middle- and high-school students

For immediate release: February 22, 2008

BLOOMSBURG — Middle and high school students who are interested in math and science can attend a week-long summer experience through Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Math and Science Resource Center. Students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 can attend the Math and Science Summer Experience, and students entering grades 9, 10 and 11 can attend the CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Summer Experience. Registration is open now for the programs, which run Monday to Thursday, July 14 to 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Both programs are designed to encourage students who are considering careers in science and math. Participants in the Math and Science Summer Experience will learn about mathematical problem solving, computer programming and planetary science. Participants in the CSI Summer Experience will learn about computer forensics, secret codes, DNA and global positioning. The students will work with science and mathematics professors, undergraduate students and other students interested in math and science. Young women in the Math and Science Summer Experience program will have the choice of being enrolled in a coed program or a women-only program.

The cost of each program is $150 for applications received by Sunday, April 27, and $175 for applications received by Sunday, June 8.

Scholarships are available for students who would otherwise be unable to attend. Scholarships are limited; students who wish to apply must include a letter from their math teacher and an essay outlining how the experience will benefit them.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.