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Math, Science, and Engineering Summer Camp at UNF 2006

For gifted and high achieving students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade in Northeast Florida schools. The summer camp was offered in 2006 by the University of North Florida and sponsored by the UNF Foundation, the Florida Department of Education, and the Governor’s Summer Camp Program. The camp is a collaboration among the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Chemistry, Engineering, and Curriculum and Instruction.


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About the camp

The camp is a two-week intensive experience in mathematics and science for gifted and high achieving students in Duval, Clay and St. Johns county schools.

Students work with university faculty using university labs and other facilities on challenging mathematics, engineering and chemistry activities.

Camp schedule

Entering 8th and 9th Graders Entering 7th Graders
Week 1   June 5 - 9, 2006

Week 2   June 12 - 16, 2006

 

Week 1     June 5 - 8, 2006

Week 2     June 12 - 15, 2006

 

The camp meets Monday—Friday June 5 through June 16 from 9 AM until 4 PM at the University of North Florida campus in Jacksonville. The camp meets Monday—Thursday June 5 through June 15 from 9 AM until 4 PM at the University of North Florida campus in Jacksonville.

Example topics

Encryption

Forensic chemistry

Voting strategies

Tessellations and patterns

Street networks and graph theory

Graph theory

Polymers and food

Bridge design

Rockets and catapults

Circuits, sensors, strength

Applications

Students will submit applications according to instructions received from their school and district. Students will be contacted about acceptance.

Sample daily schedule

8:45-9 9-11:30 11:30-12:30 12:30-1:30 1:30-3:30 3:30-4
Daily orientation Math/Science Lab Lunch Chemistry projects Math/Engineering projects Journals and portfolios

Camp Flyer

7th, 8th, and 9th Grade (pdf)

 


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