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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire Science Institute
To Run June 21-July 2
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900
web http://www.uwec.edu
e-mail newsbur@uwec.edu

MAILED: June 23, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Complete with laser beams, calculators and test tubes, the 20th annual Science Institute is being held on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus June 21-July 2.
The institute is designed to provide opportunities for exceptional students to explore a science or science related topic intensively for a two-week period.
More than 200 participants, ages 12-16, interact with other students who have similar interests as well as specialists in the fields of science, math and computers.
The institute offers 12 courses on subjects including electronics, astronomy, chemistry, programming in C++, physics, geology, physiology, computer architecture and veterinary medicine. Each course includes 50 hours of instruction and is taught by university faculty and staff with teaching assistants.
The courses allow students to learn about the methodology of scientific investigation in the laboratory and field, to use scientific techniques and instruments and to apply the knowledge they gain.
Most students live on campus and participate in after-class activities such as sports, excursions, crafts and cultural events. The students are given a university e-mail address and have access to university computers and the library during the institute.
For more information on this and future institutes, contact the Arts and Sciences Continuing Education office at (715) 836-2031 or 836-5916.
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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: June 23, 1999