High school students to attend UT Physics and Astronomy Summer Camp

July 28, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Jeffrey Romagni

The University of Toledo is giving 25 area high school students the opportunity to learn more about physics, astronomy and the impact science has on world issues Wednesday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 30, from 7 p.m. to midnight in McMaster Hall Room 4009 on Main Campus.

The Physics and Astronomy Summer Camp will introduce students to alternative energy methods, such as wind turbines and solar cells, and help them view the world through the eyes of an astronomer.

“Since students are the future, the hope is that this outreach activity will help excite them about science, by not only exploring the heavens but also by reinforcing how science can beneficially impact environmental and economic issues of the day,” said Dr. Rick Irving, UT assistant research professor of physics and astronomy.

This event also will provide 11 students in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates the opportunity to help plan and supervise daily activities for the camp.

These students have been selected from colleges around the country to conduct research of their choice with UT faculty mentors for a 10-week period. The National Science Foundation provides each student with a stipend to participate in the program.

For more information, visit http://astro1.panet.utoledo.edu/~rirving/current_camp.html.

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