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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Hosts Biophysics Camp for Kids

July 18th, 2012

Story Contact: Timothy Wall, 573-882-3346, walltj@missouri.edu

WHAT: A multi-disciplinary group of University of Missouri faculty is currently teaching a week-long educational summer camp for 25 middle-school students, “Biophysics and Your Body.”

In the class, the students are learning how physics relates to the biological functions of the human body. Students are learning about how biophysicists study ears, eyes, skeletal muscles, energy and metabolism, and how researchers study bodily processes that are too small to be seen. Students also will tour MU’s lab facilities.

The goals of the camp are to improve young people’s awareness of how the different branches of science work together and present new career paths to the students.

For more information and to view the “Biophysics and Your Body” curriculum, visit: http://biophysicsandyourbody.wordpress.com/

WHO: Journalists are invited to schedule interviews with teachers and camp organizers. Journalists should contact camp organizer Gavin King to schedule a time to visit the camp.
King’s contact information:
Office phone: (573) 882-3217
Email: kinggm@missouri.edu

Faculty from the departments of physics, education and biochemistry collaborated to organize the camp.

WHEN & WHERE:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., July 16 – 20
Physics Building, Room 127
MU campus

 

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