Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MC offering FREE Summer Science Academy

Midland College offers
FREE Summer Science Academy
for high school students
June 16-19

This summer, Midland-area high school students are invited to join the Midland College (MC) Science Department to enjoy hands-on science lab experiments. Students who have completed the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades will be able to participate in chemistry, biology and geology experiments that will include the following:

Chemistry

Theory of Light Absorption and the Beer-Lambert Law
Spectrophotometric Analysis of Flouride Ion in Water Using the Beer-Lamber Law
The Technique of Flame Atomic Absorption
Analysis of Copper Ion in Water via Flame Atomic Absorption Using the Beer-Lambert Law

Biology

Interesting Arthopods (Students will dissect crayfish and grasshoppers.)
Outbreak (Students will extract, examine and identify contaminating bacterium.)
PTC Taster Gene (Students will DNA fingerprint themselves and predict whether they carry the gene to taste PTC.)

Geology

Introduction to Volcanos (In addition to learning about volcanoes, students will get hands-on exposure to the products of volcanic eruptions)

Biology Professor and Academy coordinator Dr. Paul Mangum said, “These sessions provide wonderful opportunities for students to discover three distinct scientific areas and participate in experiments with MC faculty and college student research assistants. Each day, participants will conduct a different chemistry experiment. After the chemistry experiments, students will be able to get hands-on lessons in biology and geology.”

The Summer Science Academy will be held on June 16-19 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is no charge, and a box lunch will be provided each day for all participants.

Those interested should contact:

Dr. Paul Mangum, Midland College
(432) 697-3483
pmangum@midland.edu

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