KAMS announces first summer academy


Beginning in June, the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) at Fort Hays State University will host a brand new summer program: the KAMS Summer Academy. The academy will consist of six residential weeklong enrichment camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

KAMS staff worked with FHSU faculty to develop unique learning opportunities in a variety of disciplines. Camps originate out of the informatics, chemistry, computer science, geosciences and physics departments and will be led by faculty in each field. All content and activities are designed for students who will be high school freshmen and sophomores during the 2015-2016 school year.

Camp topics:
JAVA Programming and Chessboard Problems -- June 1-5.
Chemistry of Cooking -- June 8-12.
Pi & Other Sweets for the Tech Junkie -- June 8-12.
Energy: What Do We Really Need? -- June 15-19.
Computer and Human Analysis of Storm Impacts Needs Geography -- June 22-26.
High Altitude Balloon Science: See the World from 100,000 Feet -- June 29-July 2.

Each camp is limited to 30 students. Priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. The priority deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 1, and the final deadline is Friday, May 1. A $100 registration fee per camp will cover room and board, camp supplies and a camp T-shirt. For more information and to register, visit www.fhsu.edu/kams/Summer-Camps.

KAMS is currently accepting applications for the fall semester. Priority deadline is Wednesday, April 1, and interested students or parents can contact the KAMS office at 785-628-4690 or visit the KAMS website at fhsu.edu/KAMS.

About KAMS:
KAMS (Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science) is an early-entry-to-college program that focuses on advanced mathematics and science. While studying at KAMS, students live on campus in a residence hall with other KAMS students from across Kansas and around the world. Over the course of two years, students take 68 hours of college credit. These college classes are taken alongside traditional college undergraduates and taught by college professors, simultaneously contributing to the students' high school and college graduation requirements.

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