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Exploration and Discovery: GC Science & Engineering Camp

Teens Embrace the Joy of Science on GC's Campus

2015 Greenville College Science & Engineering Camp - Group Photo on Scott Field

Teens Embrace the Joy of Science on GC's Campus

Google "teen scientist" and surprises from young researchers abound - a device that prevents drowsy driving, breakthrough thinking that can prevent flu outbreaks, the identification of genes that make crops less prone to damage and early detection for pancreatic cancer. Clearly, exploration and discovery appeal to young scientific minds.

Students Working in Laboratory at Greenville Science and Engineering CampThis July marked the launch of a unique camp at Greenville College that brought young scientists to campus; extending GC's heritage in innovative learning to a new generation of researchers and explorers. Selected high school students embarked on guided journeys of discovery in engineering and science while earning college credits in the process. 

At GC's Science & Engineering Camp, high schoolers worked with college professors and used advanced instruments in the College's electronics, nanotech, quantum information and chemistry laboratories. They explored electronics; computer programming and its application to scientific inquiries; chemistry instrumentation; and non-science, quantum physics and the future of science and technologies.

Students Working on Lab at Greenville College Science and Engineering Camp

Summer science camp for college-bound teens is a good fit for GC. Already, through the College's Summer Research Experience, professors in math, chemistry, biology and physics guide GC students in various hands-on research projects. While high school students participated in camp activities this summer, 18 of GC's student researchers are engaging in full-time research, nine on campus in Greenville and nine with universities and companies around the world. 

For more information about GC's Science & Engineering Camp, contact Dr. Hyung Choi, physics department chair, at 618.664.6523 or [email protected].

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The original version of this article was featured in The RECORD Summer 2015

This story was published on July 24, 2015

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