|Scholarships Available to ASU Math Camp|
|Written by Teri Reddick|
|Tuesday, 05 June 2012 13:38|
Summer is finally here, which means it is time for Math Camp at Appalachian State University. And for those in need, there is scholarship help available, thanks to the generosity of local citizens, as well as the American Association of University Women and the Boone Kiwanis.
“We really appreciate the support of our local friends, businesses and organizations,” said Dr. Anita Kitchens, camp director.
This is the 15th year Dr. Kitchens has directed the four-day Math Camp, sponsored by the ASU Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Math Science Education Department. For 2012, the camp dates are July 9-12, and camp runs each evening from 6-9 p.m. in Walker Hall on ASU’s campus.
Faculty instructors have more than 75 years of combined experience teaching middle school pre-algebra through university calculus and statistics. The campers are on teams with ASU students as coaches, and they move as a team through different stations. “This is a high-energy camp, and they know how to keep the learning fun. No one is ever put on the spot,” Kitchens said. “This camp is for all kinds of learners, from those that love math and catch on quickly to those that think they can’t do math and struggle with their assignments.”
According to Kitchens, “Many people ask, ‘What is math good for?’ The instructors and coaches love math, and their excitement is contagious. At the end of the week, every camper will know how to answer this question! Give us just twelve hours of your kids’ summer, and we guarantee they will look forward to their next math class with more enthusiasm and a sense of confidence.”
A camp fee of $120 includes all camp activities and materials. Snacks are donated by Domino’s, Harris Teeter, Subway and Mellow Mushroom.
Interested in learning more? All registration is available at www.camps.appstate.edu. To inquire about scholarships, or ask additional questions, you may contact Dr. Anita Kitchens at (828) 264-0181.
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