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Chamber sponsors science camp for Latino kids

Posted May 12

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— The North Carolina Hispanic Chamber Foundation, in a joint collaboration with North Carolina Central University and “The Imagination Edge," will be holding two summer camps for Latino students.

The first session is directed to elementary students and will encourage them to think outside the box, by developing a theme through computer use. It will be held the week of June 20.

The second session is directed to middle school students and will be taught at the Science Department of NC Central University. This camp will be held the week of June 27.

The classes will be taught by Dr. Marilyn Diaz, research biologist experienced in teaching children to think creatively, through the Imagination Edge program.

“As a middle school student that liked biology, I was invited to spend a week at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, campus to see what is like to learn about scientific fields in a real university. This was a life changing experience for me that I think was critical in later influencing my decision to become a scientist," Diaz said. "I look forward to providing a similar experience to middle school students at NCCU this summer!”

To register, call 919-782-8764 or go to www.nchispanicchamber.org to download the application. (Space is limited to 25 students per session).

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