COMPUTATION SCIENCE CAMP OPENS JULY 24 AT UTSI FOR 16 STUDENTS, FOUR TEACHERS

For release July 18, 2006

COMPUTATION SCIENCE CAMP OPENS JULY 24 AT UTSI FOR 16 STUDENTS, FOUR TEACHERS

Sixteen area high school students and four teachers will attend a Computation Science Camp at The University of Tennessee Space Institute July 24-Aug. 4.

“Students and teachers will be amazed at their own abilities when they learn to use some of the computational tools,” said Dr. Bill Hofmeister, director of the sponsoring Center for Laser Applications at UTSI.

He said eighth, ninth, and tenth-graders from Coffee County’s Central High School and Franklin County High “will learn science through the use of very sophisticated computer programs.”

The Shodor Foundation will facilitate the program, described by Hofmeister as “on the cutting edge of science education.”

This training program is the third such “camp” held at UTSI this summer aimed at stimulating interest in science and mathematics among pre-college youths.

Eighteen area young people participated in an ASM Materials Camp earlier this month and a “Mad Science Camp” then drew 53 elementary students from Tullahoma and Franklin County systems.