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High school students encouraged to apply for CU Engineering and Applied Mathematics Summer Academy

High school students interested in engineering, mathematics and technology are encouraged to apply now for one of Cameron University’s CU Engineering and Applied Mathematics Summer Academies. Summer academies will take place on the Lawton campus from June 12-17 and on the CU-Duncan campus from July 10-15. Both are residential camps. Space is limited to 30 participants each. The deadline to apply is April 30 for full consideration. Applicants who are selected will be notified by mid-May. There is no charge to attend.

Each of the sessions will allow participants to study and experiment with coding and computer programming. Students will learn fundamental computer science with Brown University's Pyret language and development environment. Following the CS fundamentals and the engineering design process, students will then apply their knowledge to the Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor kit to research, design using 3-D printers, test, and debug their robots. The final project will include a design competition of the completed robots. The robots will compete as they navigate an obstacle course.

Academy participants will also engage in non-STEM activities to encourage team building and self-assurance throughout the week. As the week ends students will reflect on their team design process and their own personal growth journey during the academy. The students will present their week to fellow academy participants, family, faculty, sponsors, industry, and the community.

Students will be housed on campus for the Lawton academy and in a local hotel for the Duncan academy.

A detailed agenda and application can be found at https://www.cameron.edu/chem-phys-eng/beyond-the-classroom/engineering-academy. For more information, contact Dr. Sheila Youngblood at 580-591-8005 or syoungbl@cameron.edu.

CU Engineering and Applied Mathematics Summer Academy is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, OKEPSCoR, NASA and Cameron University.



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