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ORU to Host Math, Science and Engineering Summer Academy

Summary AcademyOral Roberts University will be hosting a math, science and engineering summer academy, June 9-13, 2014. The academic program will give eighth and ninth grade students an opportunity to better understand the natural world and develop critical thinking skills through a series of integrated, project-based learning experiences.

“The summer academy will be a fun, educational experience,” said John Matsson, chair of the ORU engineering department, “Students will get to build and launch rockets, investigate a crime scene using DNA, and explore space and natural science through several off campus activities.”

Summer academy students will learn from ORU’s distinguished professors including Joel Gaikwad, chair of biology and chemistry; Dominic Halsmer, professor of engineering; Catherine Klehm, associate professor of chemistry; John Korstad, professor of biology; Andrew Lang, chair of computing and mathematics; and Matsson.

On August 23, 2014 ORU will host a summer academy summit for students and faculty to reconnect, ask questions and discuss learning objectives.

For more information about the ORU math, science and engineering summer academy contact Matsson at jmatsson@oru.edu.

For more information about the ORU College of Science & Engineering, visit http://www.oru.edu/academics/college_of_science_and_engineering/.