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Time to Register for Annual Science & Technology Institute at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: March 31, 2008

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education will offer the 29th annual Science & Technology Institute (formerly the Science Institute) this summer for middle and high school students.

Senior camp for students in grades 10-12 is scheduled for July 13-18. Junior camp for students in grades 7-9 will be held July 20-25.

The Science & Technology Institute, which will run 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays, emphasizes hands-on experiments and projects that encourage in-depth exploration of topics. Designed for students with a strong aptitude in the sciences, the institute provides a high level of academic challenge. Instructors include university faculty and licensed secondary teachers who will discuss science-related career opportunities with students considering pursuing a science degree.

This year's classes include: astronomy; computer architecture: building your own PC; computer programming: creating virtual worlds; environmental studies: air and water quality; field entomology; nanotechnology; physics I; physics II; robotics; and technology of architectural design and construction.

Students can stay on campus or commute to the program. Students staying on campus will be assigned adult counselors who will stay with them in the residence halls. In addition to instruction, the institute will offer structured recreational programs and access to campus facilities and resources.

The fee for students staying on campus is $645, which includes 25 hours of instruction, five nights lodging in double occupancy rooms, three meals per day, 24-hour adult counselor supervision, use of campus facilities and recreational activities. The $385 commuter fee covers 25 hours of instruction, use of campus facilities and some recreational activities. Classes have additional materials fees for larger projects that students will take home. Full and partial scholarships are available to Wisconsin residents with financial need through the DPI Precollege Scholarship Program.

To register, for additional information or to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 715-836-3636 or toll-free 866-893-2423; use the Wisconsin Relay System (711); visit their Web site or e-mail ce@uwec.edu. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education is located at 210 Water St. in Eau Claire.

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