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Chemistry Camp ‘opens a window’ for FWISD students

06.27.2016 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Chemistry Camp ‘opens a window’ for FWISD students

Nearly 100 third and fourth-grade students from Fort Worth ISD are taking part in Texas Wesleyan’s Chemistry Camp for Kids.

Since 1992, Texas Wesleyan has offered this free camp for area FWISD elementary schools. This year, students are from D. McRae, T.A. Sims, Sagamore Hill, Hubbard Heights and South Hi Mount Elementary.

“For these bright kids, chemistry camp opens up a window to future possibilities for careers in science and math while giving them the opportunity to be on a college campus,” Ricardo Rodriguez, Ph.D., dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, said. “Students with a natural curiosity and love of learning are recommended for the program by their teachers.”

The three-week camp is divided into chemistry, physics, aerodynamics and biology experiments. In addition, the campers, upon reaching middle and high school, will have the opportunity to return as group leaders. Currently, 12-14 middle and high school students work as group leaders with the students.

The camp began on June 13 and runs three weeks, ending on June 30. The program starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. A sack lunch is provided by FWISD.

For more information, contact Ricardo Rodriquez, rrodriguez@txwes.edu, or Christina Lewis, clewis@txwes.edu.

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