Grant funding new science camp
An $80,000 grant for an ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at Trine this year will give bright but disadvantaged area middle schoolers a chance to experience the world of science and technology.
The camps have a common theme—it’s OK to be smart. Trine was among 30 universities to receive the competitive grant. In all, around 1,200 boys and girls in equal numbers attended one of the camps in 23 U.S. cities last year.
The goal is to reach good students in grades 6-8 and excite them about math, science, and technology. Programs are based on national science and math standards, with a strong emphasis on applied science and hands-on activity.
Campers will stay on the Trine University campus for two weeks, gaining exposure to the college atmosphere and learning from college professors.