Students interested in science, math and and technology may apply for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at DSU from June 13 to 25. The free camp is open to students in 6th through 8th grades who meet the application criteria.


Delaware State University is seeking participants for the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp for middle school students from June 13 to June 25.

The two-week camp is designed to provide middle school students from Delaware with a fun setting to give them a greater understanding of science, technology, mathematics and engineering, as well as information about exciting careers in science.

To apply, students must be a middle school student (grades 6 to 8) in the fall of 2010; must have a B average in mathematics and science; score at the median to superior level in standardized mathematics and science tests; write a 250-word essay about why he or she is interested in attending the camp; and provide recommendations from current science and mathematics teachers (a recommendation form is included with the application). Applications, essays and recommendations must be submitted by Saturday, April 24.

During the camp, which is free of cost to students, the students will explore the theme “Human Survivor. ” Led by faculty from DSU and teachers from local school districts, the students will be engaged in classroom activities, experiments, projects and field excursions. Camp also includes guest speakers.

Dr. Bernard Harris, the first African American to walk in space, designed the program to give middle school students a deeper understanding of the science field and its careers.
Selections to the summer camp will made by May 7.

For more information, call 857-7329 or email embhssc@desu.edu.