Mount offers Women in Science Experience summer camp for high school women

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Exceptional young women with a strong interest in science are invited to take part in the Women in Science Experience (WISE) summer camp from June 22-26 at the College of Mount St. Joseph in partnership with Warren and Butler County Educational Service Centers.

WISE summer camp is an on-campus event that seeks to provide high school women with an opportunity to experience what it is like to be a biologist, botanist, chemist, geologist, physicist, or mathematician while being guided by experienced professors in a college setting. The program builds preparation for life as a college student as they will live in a dorm setting, participate in on-campus recreational activities, and receive instruction from college professors. Students will take part in lab experiments and other outdoor experiments focused on climate change and environmental issues. A field trip to Miami Whitewater Park for water sampling, and studying insects and aquatic life is also planned.

“We hope that WISE will inspire students to pursue a career in the field of science,” said Christa Currie, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and physical sciences at the Mount and a director of WISE.

WISE is open to students entering their sophomore or junior years of high school this fall, and students entering their freshmen year may be considered. Only 20 students will be accepted for the camp. The cost is $299 per student which includes room, meals, snacks, and field trip fees.

For additional information, please visit www.bcesc.org and look for the WISE link or contact Jennifer Seifert at seifertj@bcesc.org or 513-887-5549.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.