Listen to KMZU’s Ashley Johnson interview the Director of Media and Public Relations at Westminster College, Rob Crouse.

A four-day summer academy beginning June 14th to the 18th at Westminster College offers hands-on training in science, technology, engineering and math.  High school students entering their sophomore year, up to graduating seniors may enroll.

Activities at the academy will include:

Constructing rockets and launching them.

Participating in paleontology projects which investigate rocks and fossils.

Discovering DNA properties in its role in genetics and in solving crimes.

Learning about growth and reproduction rates of certain plant life by field and lab work.

Discovering environmentally minded production methods of certain chemical substances.

Donations to the college have given Prairie Fork Conservation Area for field research and experiences during the academy.  A limited number of scholarships are available to defray the expenses of the academy, which would  effectively lower the cost by nearly half ($375).  The $750 cost for attendance, includes room and board   Those scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The deadline for enrollment is May 31st.

For more information about the academy visit Westminster College’s website:  www.westminster-mo.edu/go/STEM.

Also call or leave a message with Dr. Jim Concannon in charge of the summer academy at (573)-592-5293.