University of St. Thomas hosts science summer camp
The University of St. Thomas and the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Educational Science Literacy Foundation hosted a science summer camp from July 31-Aug. 1.
About 40 high school students signed up for the camp, focusing on the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The first day's topics covered comparative organisms and live specimen viewing, including cheek cell and bacteria observations. Students used microscopes to better view small organisms and cell structures.
The second day offered exploration of DNA and human genetic variation activity. Later in the camp, students observed and interpreted DNA results from gel electrophoresis samples.
Foundation Chairman Cheryl McNair, recent winner of the Aerospace Awareness Award from Women in Aerospace, was in attendance for the three-day camp.
The University of St. Thomas is a private liberal arts institution with strong interests in the religious and ethical traditions of Catholic academia. Founded by the Basilian Fathers, it is the only Catholic University in Houston.
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