Thanks to the support of Carpenter Technology Corporation, area middle school students will have a chance to hone their scientific abilities during a free, week-long science institute this summer at Alvernia.
Organized by the Holleran Center for Community Engagement and the Alvernia Science Department, the annual camp will provide hands-on educational activities and coursework in physics, applied math, chemistry and ecology. The institute will include field trips to the Environmental Exploration Center at Angelica Park and the Franklin Institute. Alvernia faculty and a team of Carpenter scientists will teach the students.
“This is a tremendous program for students to develop a stronger sense of applied science and work with experts in their various fields, courtesy of Carpenter,” said Jay Worral, director of the Holleran Center. “Partnerships like these serve to reinforce our community outreach efforts and offer great opportunities for young students in the area to get involved in the sciences.”