Millikin University to host Chemistry Camp for high school students
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[June 29, 2016]
- Millikin University, in collaboration with the College of Arts and
Sciences and Center for Entrepreneurship, will host its first annual
Chemistry Camp for high school students July 11-15.
As part of the Chemistry Camp experience, high school students will
participate in a research project on Millikin’s campus. Students
will also meet area business leaders who hire scientists.
Sessions will be held from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day in Millikin’s
Leighty-Tabor Science Center. Students will gain an overview of the
research project, learn about collaboration with others from
Millikin’s Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement, discuss
college essay and admission criteria and investigate potential
science fairs to attend.
Dr. Anne Rammelsberg, Millikin associate professor of chemistry,
says, “This is an opportunity to learn how chemistry plays a pivotal
role in solving a biomedical problem: developing a drug delivery
A complimentary dinner event with local employers, family, faculty
and teachers will take place on Friday, July 15. Students will
present the results of their work and a guest speaker, presented by
the Center for Entrepreneurship, will be featured at the event.
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“Millikin's Center for Entrepreneurship is excited to help bring Dr. Anne
Rammelsberg’s vision of this camp to life for Decatur and surrounding
communities,” said Julie Shields, director of Millikin’s Center for
Entrepreneurship. “Many visionary entrepreneurs and innovators start out as
chemists or scientists. The great thing about science is that you can be an
essential part of an existing business or you can launch your own
entrepreneurial venture. Camps like this are a great way for youth to start
seeing themselves in those roles.”
The cost to enroll in the Chemistry Camp is $100. Scholarships are available to
those who can document economic need.
For more information on Millikin’s Chemistry Camp contact Dr. Anne Rammelsberg
at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 217.424.3956.
[Millikin University Media Relations]