The South Arkansas Math and Science STEM Center at Henderson State University recently hosted the Junior Academy of Math and Science (JAMS) for area students who are entering grades 6-8. More than 20 students participated in the three-day camp which focused on mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Students attended sessions in mathematics and biology each morning and chemistry and physics in the afternoon. The sessions were taught by Henderson faculty, including: Meredith Wright, mathematics; Joslyn Hernandez-Smith, biology; Dr. David Bateman and Janice O’Donnell, chemistry; and Dr. Shannon Clardy, physics.
Lessons included problem-solving, creating models to scale, dissecting owl pellets, investigations into sound and light, and making slime and Silly Putty. JAMS provides students with positive and fun interactions with mathematics and science so that the students may choose to enter a science or mathematics career.
For more information about the South Arkansas Math and Science STEM Center, please go to www.hsu.edu/samsc.