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Alfred University offering weeklong summer Pre-Chemistry Camp for young teens

Alfred University is offering a week-long Pre-Chemistry Camp from Sunday, June 27-Thursday, July 1, 2010. This camp is designed for students ages 13-15 who are interested in science but have not yet taken a high school chemistry class.

Application deadline is Friday April 16, 2010. Cost of the camp, including room and board, is $895.

This program is an opportunity for students to learn more about chemistry, to sample life on a college campus, and to meet other students with similar interests and academic ability.

Participating students will learn about the atom, the Periodic Table, measurement, naming chemical compounds, reaction, and more. In addition to classes and daily lab work, the program will include enrichment activities such as chemistry games and puzzles, profiles of famous chemists, guest speakers presenting research, and demonstrations.

Ruth Bowers, AU assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Andy Ecklund, AU associate professor of chemistry, are the camp directors.

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