University Astrocamp Hosts Middle School Students

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(Photo courtesy of the University of Wyoming)
(Photo courtesy of the University of Wyoming)

The University of Wyoming will host their annual “Astrocamp” June 15 through the 24th. The camp is for middle school students from around Wyoming and the region. Astronomy Professor Chip Kobulnicky says the program is unique in that it offers young people a variety of activities to become interested in science as a career.

A media release from the University of Wyoming states that campers were chosen based on demonstrated interest and academic potential in math, science, astronomy and space. Students need to have at least a “B” average in science and mathematics, and a passing score on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests. As part of the application process, students have to submit a written essay on why they want to attend the science camp.

The Astrocamp is sponsored by the UW Department of Physics and Astronomy and the NASA Space Grant Consortium with funding provided by the Bernard Harris Foundation. Harris was the first African-American astronaut to walk in space.

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