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Bethel College to offer summer Science Institute for high school students

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN -- Bethel College invites high school students to participate in a summer Science Institute June 6 to 11 on the North Newton campus. This institute is open to students entering grades 10 to 12 and graduating high school seniors. The institute will offer opportunities in astronomy, molecular genetics, computational science, psychology and chemistry. This is the first year that activities in computational science will be offered. Studies in this area are designed for science students interested in mathematics and computer science.

"Bethel science faculty are pleased to offer this summer institute for high school students. The activities of this institute complement high school science classes, giving students more experience in the laboratory and allowing them to study topics that most high school students don’t have the opportunity to pursue," says psychology professor Dwight Krehbiel, who is director of the institute.

The particular topics studied, according to Krehbiel, depend on the interests of students who enroll.

"Whatever the topic, the emphasis of the institute is on learning how to ask scientific questions. Learning by working together in the laboratory is what students seem to enjoy most," Krehbiel says.

Besides Krehbiel, other faculty helping with the institute include Dr. Gary Histand, associate professor of chemistry; Dr. Paul Lewis, professor of psychology; Dr. Richard Rempel, professor of mathematics; Mr. Tracy Tuttle, assistant professor of physics; and Dr. Wayne Wiens, professor of biology.

High school students will stay in the college’s residence halls and participate in various activities throughout the week.

To register or receive more information, contact Marilyn Flaming at (316) 284-5229, 1-800-522-1887 ext. 229, or Registration forms and a link to the Science Institute website are available at

Other residential camps at Bethel College during 2004 include Music Camp from June 13 to 18 and Broadway at Bethel from June 20 to 27. Sports camps for commuters will be offered for boys basketball, girls basketball, football, soccer and volleyball.

Summer leagues for soccer and volleyball are being scheduled for high school students. Camps at Bethel College’s Kauffman Museum are available for ages four to 12.

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