Free science, math camp seeking students

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The AT&T Pathways Summer STEM Camp at the University of Texas at Arlington is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects and field experiences for students entering ninth grade in the fall. The camp promotes science, technology, engineering, mathematics and success skills, and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities.

Students attend the camp free of charge. Students currently in eighth grade who have an interest in science and mathematics and a B average in science and mathematics are eligible; teachers of students with grades lower than a B must explain in a letter why the student should be part of the program, highlighting his/her potential and desire to participate.

The one-week residential STEM camp emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science skills while introducing them to college life, stimulating their interest in STEM as a potential career path and equipping students with academic success strategies. Campers will attend classes that include problem solving, research and communication skills incorporated with science, mathematics, 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 the University of Texas at Arlington. Students will be housed in a dorm on the university’s campus. Camp participants will be selected from middle schools or junior high schools that feed the following high schools where UTA GO Centers are located: Frontier/Barber Career Tech, Lake Ridge, Summit, Timberview and Alternative Education Center.

Application Process:

Parent/guardian and student student application form at http://bitly.com/mysummercamp.

Student writes a 250-word essay.

Parent/guardian or student gives the request for records to school registrar.

Parent/guardian or student gives a recommendation form to child’s current science teacher and current mathematics teacher.

The above requested documents are to be sent to ATTPSSC c/o UTeach Arlington, Box 19043, Arlington, TX 76019-0043. Complete packets consisting of the Student Application Form, records and recommendations are due by May 24. If all requested documents are not received by the deadline date, the application will not be considered.

Notifications of application status will be postmarked no later than June 3. If selected, the camper and one parent/guardian must attend the mandatory orientation June 15.

Failure to attend the orientation even if accepted will result in forfeiture of slot in the camp. If you have questions or need additional information, call Brenda Daniel, Pathways to College Access and Career Readiness Program Coordinator, at (817) 272-9723 or e-mail gocenters@exchange.uta.edu.

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