Science Careers in Our Backyard

What?
This program gives middle school students an in-depth look at the life and work of a person working in a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field. Students will learn career options in STEM through hands-on experience, field trips, lectures and workshops. Students will have the opportunity to interact with professionals and learn first-hand their motivation, passions, and learn about a typical day in their life.

For their safety, it is important that each student wears comfortable clothing (which may get a bit dirty) and closed-toe shoes.

Where?
The camp will be held in the Sonderegger Science Center, with field trips to various locations in Madison to explore opportunities in STEM.

When?
July 9-13, 2012, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily.

Lunch is not provided; please send a bag lunch with your child each day. Mid-morning snack will be provided.

Who?
For student entering grades 6-8 in the fall.

Instructor: Dr. Maria C. Moreno is an educator whose current passion is creating enrichment and extra-curricular science, environment and technology education opportunities for young people, with a special emphasis on reaching students from diverse backgrounds. She has Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from UW-Madison. Originally from the Dominican Republic, she has lived and worked in West Africa as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, and in Guyana, South America, where she conducted her dissertation field work among Amerindian communities. Dr. Moreno is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.

How?
Fill out the registration form and return it to the address below. Registration will be first come, first served. The limit for the camp is 15 students. The registration deadline is June 4, 2012.

How Much?
$250 for the entire week including all materials, snacks and field trips.

For more information contact:
Amy Schiebel
aschiebel@edgewood.edu
(608) 663-3414

Mail your registration form and payment to:
Amy Schiebel
Edgewood College
Department of Biological Sciences
1000 Edgewood College Dr.
Madison, WI 53711