Cameron University offering undergraduate science workshop for Natives

Cameron University is offering an eight-week workshop for Native American undergraduate students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

The workshop is scheduled for June 1-July 24 and the deadline to apply is May 27. Registration is limited to six participants and each participant must be a member of a federally recognized tribe. Participants will receive a $2,500 stipend and a laptop computer at the conclusion of the workshop.

The workshop will cover a broad arrangement of STEM topics, including sustainability of resources, ongoing climate change, water quality measurements, analysis of microbial diversity, analysis of tree age and growth variation using techniques from dendrochronology, according to a press release.

The workshop hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and the students will be required to take four daylong field trips on Fridays. Each student must commit to attend all workshop activities and complete research projects.

“The broad nature of the workshop will introduce participants to concepts in both the physical and life sciences and will reinforce and improve quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills by teaching participants to gather, analyze, and interpret data,” according to a press release.

Located in southwest Oklahoma in Lawton, Okla., Cameron University offers more than 50 degrees through two-year, four-year and graduate programs, Cameron is the only public university in Oklahoma that offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at one site.

For more information call (580) 581-2308 or pick up an application at CU in the Sciences Complex Room 140.