Apply by April 6 for Free Summer Science Camp at U.Va.

April 3, 2012 — The sixth annual ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp will be held June 17- 29 on the Grounds of the University of Virginia. Applications must be postmarked by Friday.

The free, two-week camp, sponsored by The Harris Foundation Inc. and the ExxonMobil Foundation and hosted by the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science's Center for Diversity in Engineering, aims to get students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the "STEM" fields – at an early age.

To stimulate and preserve interest in these disciplines, the camp engages students in learning activities designed to be fun and interactive and introduces them to leaders in the field.

The residential camp for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Virginia residents includes interactions with STEM professionals, field excursions and opportunities to create innovative solutions through hands-on activities. This year's theme is "iCreate: STEM Design for a Sustainable Future."

For information and to download an application, visit the camp's website or call 434-924-0614. Only completed applications received via postal mail are considered.