Applications available for ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The next generation of innovators, scientists, and engineers can get a head start in their future careers at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp July 9-21 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 

Thanks to a grant from The Harris Foundation and ExxonMobil, UA Little Rock Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology will host a free, two-week summer camp for middle school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.

For the 12th consecutive year, ExxonMobil Foundation and Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African American to walk in space, will sponsor summer science camps at universities  across the United States. UA Little Rock is hosting the camp for the ninth year.

To be eligible, students must be members of a traditionally underserved and underrepresented population; be entering sixth, seventh, or eighth grade; have an overall grade of at least a B in math and science; and a score at the median to superior level on standardized math and science tests. They also must write a 250-word essay and have strong recommendations from their math and science teachers.

Led by Executive Camp Director and Engineering and Information Technology Assistant Dean Vernard Henley, the two-week residential summer camp will host 36 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students from all over the state. These STEM-curious attendees will participate in experiments and go on field excursions to reinforce the project-based curriculum.

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps have served more than 12,500 students across the country since 2006.

Fill out the online form to apply. Applications must be postmarked by May 2.

Contact Vernard Henley at 501.569.8203 or vwhenley@ualr.edu for more information.

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