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ASMSA's Science & Engineering Institute @ Conway

ASMSA Admissions Office

Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

ASMSA's Science & Engineering Institute @ Conway

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ASMSA Invites You to Attend our

Science and Engineering Institute

@ Conway


When: Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Where: University of Central Arkansas- Lewis Science Center

 

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Open to all Arkansas students currently enrolled in 6th - 10th grade

Cost -- FREE! Registration fees are covered by a generous grant from the

Arkansas Community Foundation


Students will attend the following two classes:

 

Nuclear Radiation and You

We use nuclear physics in many aspects of our everyday lives.  In this activity we will learn how radiation is used to save lives, create energy, and detect fires.  A discussion of safe handling of radioactive materials will precede experimenting with low level radioisotopes in the laboratory.

Your Amazing DNA Genetics

This is an activity for students who want to know more about the structure and function of DNA.  The first part of the activity will include an interactive introduction to genetics and DNA, followed by building DNA out of candy and/or isolating the real thing from the students' cheek cells. Finally, students will get to see how forensic and molecular biologists visualize DNA using electrophoresis gels and DNA dyes.

 

 


Schedule:

8:00 - 8:15 Check In

8:15 - 9:15 Information Session

9:15 - 10:30 Class 1

10:45 - 12:00 Class 2

 

 ASMSA's Science & Engineering Institue @ Conway is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Arkansas Community Foundation and with the help of the UCA STEM Institute.


Arkansas Community Foundation makes grants to improve the quality of life in our natural state and collaborates with individuals, families and organizations to build local communities through philanthropy.  ARCF ended fiscal year 2013 with more than $180 million in assets and has provided more than $108 million in grants since it began operation in 1976.  Contributions to ARCF, its funds and any of its 27 local affiliate offices are fully tax deductible.  

Have questions about ASMSA's Science & Engineering Institute @ Conway? Contact ASMSA Admissions Office

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University of Central Arkansas




Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)


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ASMSA Admissions Office

The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts was created to encourage and sustain, throughout the State of Arkansas, an educational community of academically talented students, faculty and staff who pursues knowledge of mathematics, sciences and the arts.

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