ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

Posted on May 23, 2011

The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2011. The camp promotes science, technology, engineering, mathematics education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities. Students attend the camp free of charge. Students currently in grade 5, 6, or 7 who have an interest in science and mathematics and at least a B average in science and mathematics are eligible.

The EMBHSSC is a two-week, academic, residential camp that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path. Each day, campers will attend classes that include problem solving, research and communication skills incorporated with biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, earth sciences, engineering and design concepts, and field excursions. Certified classroom teachers and university faculty will teach the classes. The camp will be held on the campus of Gwynedd-Mercy College, 1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437. Students will be housed in a dorm on the university’s campus.

Camp participants will be selected from applicants residing in the greater Philadelphia area.

Application Process:

§ Parent/Guardian and student complete the attached student application form.
§ Student writes a 250-word essay.
§ Parent/Guardian or student gives the request for records to your child’s school registrar.
§ Parent/Guardian or student gives a recommendation form to your child’s current science teacher and current mathematics teacher.

The above requested documents are to be sent to Temple University, The CST Dean’s Office, 1803 N. Broad Street, Carnell Hall Suite 400 (041-03), Philadelphia, PA 19122, Attn: EMBHSSC. The Student Application Form, records and recommendations are due by the deadline date, May 27, 2011. If all requested documents are not received by the deadline date, the application will not be considered. Selections for the summer camp will be made on May 30th. You will receive notification on the status of the application no later than June 3rd. If selected, the camper and one parent/guardian must attend the mandatory orientation on June 18. If you have questions or need additional information, call Ms. Robin Neal, 215 204-2888.

ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED


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