Talent Search STEAM Camp at U of A June 16-18

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas Talent Search, a federally-funded “TRIO” program, will host a STEAM Camp -- science, technology, engineering, art and math – on campus for 50 ninth through twelfth grade Talent Search students from June 16-18. 

This three-day, two–night residential camp will include interactive academic workshops along with leadership, diversity and team building activities.

Students will have the opportunity to interact with University of Arkansas professionals from the College of Engineering; Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design; School of Art; School of Journalism and Strategic Media; Department of Poultry Science; School of Human Environmental Sciences; Department of  Apparel Merchandising and Product Development; Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation; and the Occupational Therapy Program.

Two hour presentations in each academic area will allow students to explore and learn about different majors/career options while taking part in hands-on activities. Students will also get to experience living in a residence hall as well as eating on campus. 

Participants are from 8 high schools throughout Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri, including: Berryville, Cedarville, Eureka Springs, Fort Smith Northside, Green Forest, McDonald County, Missouri, Mountainburg and Van Buren.

Talent Search is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides a full spectrum of services to students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have the potential to succeed in higher education. The University of Arkansas has three Talent Search grants which serve 37 target schools. Talent Search is committed to assisting students in overcoming barriers to higher education by providing services that allow students to successfully enter and graduate from college.

 

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Evelyn Fuller, Director
University Access Talent Search
479-575-2628, efuller@uark.edu

Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
University Relations
479-575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu

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