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2010 Jewell Academies of Science  

Thank you for your interest in Jewell Academies of Science.  Unfortunately, due to lack of funding, we will be unable to offer the Jewell Academy for Women in Science (JAWS) and the Jewell Academy for Men in Science (JAMS) this year.  We will continue to search for funding for next summer and sincerely hope we will be able to offer the camps in future years.  Please check back next year for information on the status of the camps. 

Thank you!

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
Our week-long residential camps, are for rising 7th and 8th grade girls (JAWS) and boys (JAMS). The curriculum, administered by Jewell professors and current students, is integrative and centered upon lab-based independent inquiry. Participating students have the opportunity to engage in activities that span a range of disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science). The camp curriculum also emphasizes leadership development and teambuilding. Evening activities are generally less formal than the daytime curriculum and range from astronomy and bioart to scientific scavenger hunts and talent shows. The camp culminates in a science fair, where the students give demonstrations and presentations to their family and friends based on their work during the week.

The selection process for the Jewell Academies is competitive and merit-based. Applications from students who represent populations generally underrepresented in the sciences are particularly encouraged. 
 
LOCATION OF PROGRAM:
William Jewell College
500 College Hill
Liberty, MO 64068
 
COST FOR PARTICIPATION:
$200 per camper. Full scholarships are available. The scholarships are based on annual income and number of individuals in the family are taken into consideration. These figures are based on the Federal income poverty guidelines by household size. The following is a list of family sizes and annual income for which scholarships will be granted.

Family of 2 annual income less than $14,570
Family of 3 annual income less than $18,210
Family of 4 annual income less than $22,050
Family of 5 annual income less than $25,790
Family of 6 annual income less than $29,530
Family of 7 annual income less than $33,270
Family of 8 annual income less than $37,010
For families with more than 8 persons, add $3,740 for each additional person.

Any family making less than the amount shown above, is eligible for a scholarship. Those requesting a scholarship will need to provide documentation of annual income.

If you do not qualify for a scholarship, based on the information above, but feel that you cannot pay the full tuition, we encourage you to send a letter describing your specific situation. 
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
JAWS camp is full as of May 11, 2009.  The application deadline for JAMS has been extended to June 5, 2009!! 

 CONTACT INFORMATION: 
Tara J. Allen, Associate Professor and Chair of Biology
Renee Harper, Camp Director

Email Address: sciencecamps AT william.jewell DOT edu  
Website: www.jewell.edu/scienceacademies/  
Phone Number: 816-415-7894 or 816-781-7700, extension 5422 
 


JAWS 2009 Daily Updates

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JAMS 2009 Daily Updates

 

 
   

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