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Don’t miss out on: STEPS Summer Camp for Girls, G3 Camp, Michigan High School Math & Science Symposium, and a Bioinformatics Workshop!

 

STEPS Summer Camp for Girls

Grand Valley State University is proud to be offering the 12th annual Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Camp for Girls this summer. The Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing will be hosting the two consecutive weeks of camp on June 17-20 and June 24-27, 2013.

STEPS is an all-girl day camp introduction to the world of science, technology, and engineering. Program activities include designing, manufacturing, and flying a radio-controlled airplane.

Camp registration is open to any female Michigan resident, between the ages of 11 and 13, that will be going into the 7th grade in fall 2013. More information about STEPS, including a printable brochure and application, can be found at http://www.gvsu.edu/steps/.  Applications are due March 11, 2013.  Inquiries about the camp can be directed to Sara Maas, STEPS Director, at (616) 331-6025 or maassa@gvsu.edu.

 

G3 Camp: Grandparents, Grandkids and Grand Valley!

This summer, grandparents and their grandchildren will be sharing a college experience by attending G3 — Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley — a summer camp at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) June 25-27, 2013. Families will spend three days and two nights on campus, sleeping in the living center apartments and eating in the common dining halls along with college students and others on campus.

During the three day educational camp, children ages 8-12 and their grandparents will attend hands-on learning activities in areas like art, history, science, mathematics, engineering, technology, and law enforcement, to name a few. Class sessions will be taught by Grand Valley faculty and held during the day in the campus academic buildings. In the evening, families can choose from a variety of activities including swimming, playing volleyball, using the climbing wall, and playing games.

G3 Camp is sponsored by GVSU’s Regional Math and Science Center and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Registration is now open at www.gvsu.edu/g3 or by calling the Regional Math and Science Center at (616) 331-2267.

 

Michigan High School Math & Science Symposium

The Michigan High School Math & Science Symposium (MHSMSS) will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the GVSU Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University in downtown Grand Rapids.

The symposium gives students who have worked on a science research project under the mentorship of a teacher or scientist the opportunity to give an oral presentation of their research findings to a group of peers in a setting that resembles a meeting of professional scientists.

Call the GVSU Regional Math and Science Center at (616) 331-2267 or visit the website at www.gvsu.edu/rmsc for Registration Information, Guidelines, FAQ, and Call for Proposals. All applications are due by April 24, 2013. For additional information, contact the state coordinator, Paul Bigford at paulbigford@hotmail.com or call (231) 898-2633.

 

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Workshop for AP Biology Teachers

The topic for this free workshop is: Computational Design and Optimization of New Prescription Drugs.

The workshop will be held Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Henry Hall on the GVSU Allendale Campus.  Attendance is free. Light refreshments will be provided.  No computational or programming background is necessary.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Dr. A. Szarecka at szarecka@gvsu.edu.

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