FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18 2011
Contact: Janie Guyton Shields
MUW Science Enrichment Program presents summer workshops
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s Science Enrichment Program (SEP) will offer six summer workshops beginning in June.
The program’s goal is to promote the development of science skills among K-12 teachers and students throughout northeast Mississippi and beyond. This is primarily accomplished by providing workshop opportunities on varying science topics at the Plymouth Bluff Center and in Parkinson Hall on the MUW campus.
Topics and dates:
Workshop 1: Ecologies of Mississippi and the Deep South: June 6-10
Workshop 2: Meaningful Math in a Fun Fashion: June 20-24
Workshop 3: A Drop in the Bucket: June 27-July 1
Workshop 4: Meaningful Math in a Fun Fashion: July 11-15
Workshop 5: Sustainable Living Strategies and Design: July 18-22
Workshop 6: The Earth and Beyond: July 26, 27
Kenny Langley, SEP project coordinator, said they are very excited about program offerings this summer.
“They provide a little something for everybody with an array of topics and grade levels offered. Participants will be challenged through the use of high impact hands-on and field-based activities,” he said. “Many of the sessions will be led by a variety of award-winning, expert instructors such as Meteorologist Dr. Grady Dixon, who was recently featured in USA Today and on CNN. If you are a student or teacher interested in mathematics or science, SEP workshops are the place to be this summer."
Registration is open to all. Spots fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Once seats are full, an alternate list will be started in case of cancellations.
The Science Enrichment Program is the result of congressional grants received by the Department of Sciences and Mathematics at MUW.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.muw.edu/sci_math/sep/su2010.html or contact Langley at firstname.lastname@example.org.