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Bones, Crimes, Careers: Forensic Anthropology

Grades 9-12, rising

This camp explores how scientists and investigators determine non-human from human remains, what bones can tell us archaeologically, and how this information is used to solve crimes. You’ll learn how to determine the age, sex, and stature of remains and discover job opportunities in the various fields of anthropology. Instructor: Jocelyn-Minsky Rowland.
Course # 15SU846 Fee: $119
Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT East Stadium Hall, Room 130

Instructor: Janna Andronowski.
Course # 15SU846-1 Fee: $119
Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT East Stadium Hall, Room 130

Grades 4-7, rising
In this exciting camp you’ll study rocket flight, principles of flight, rocket design, and the history of rockets. You’ll build a flying model rocket complete with a motor—just like the space shuttle! Instructor: Paul Lewis.
Course # 15SU837 Fee: $119
Wed.-Fri., 6/10/2015-6/12/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 3 classes
UT Physics Bldg., Room 108

Fun with Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry
Grades 6-8, rising
Become an investigator by exploring scientific and chemical principles and techniques used to detect criminal acts. In this camp you’ll examine synthetic blood, trace evidence, organize and record data, think critically, conduct simple tests, and combine your data to solve a crime. You’ll need to wear long pants, sleeved shirts, socks, and shoes. Guest speaker: Dr. Bill Bass. Instructor: Al Hazari.
Course # 15SU827 Fee: $119
Mon.-Fri., 6/8/2015-6/12/2015, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Dabney/Buehler Hall, Room 300
Note: Parents are invited to attend the lab wrap-up during the final 30 minutes each day.

Universe Exploration
Grades 4-6, rising
Let’s explore the universe! In this camp you’ll look through the Hubble Space Telescope, get some close-up looks at the evidence for water on Mars, and catch Cassini on its way to Saturn. After exploring you’ll build our own solar system, make craters and comets, and learn all about telescopes. Instructor: Paul Lewis.
Course # 15SU832 Fee: $119
Wed.-Fri., 6/17/2015-6/19/2015, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 3 classes
UT Physics Bldg., Room 108

Exploring Microbiology through Food
Grades 6-8, rising
Explore food-borne illnesses by conducting hands-on experiments to learn more about the bacteria that cause them. In this camp we’ll conduct several labs to culture bacteria, stain them, view them under the microscope, and identify specific species. You’ll learn about cell structures and functions, create edible cell models, and build scale structures. Instructors: Jennifer Richards, Lindsay Murphy, and Sondra LoRe.
Course # 15SU820 Fee: $119
Mon.-Fri., 7/20/2015-7/24/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Food Science Bldg., Ag Campus, Room 115

The Unseen World: Microbes & the Environment
Grades 9-12, rising
Become an environmental microbiologist for a week. You’ll collect sediment samples from local rivers and waterways and learn how to conduct various characterization techniques, such as cultural enrichment, enzymatic characterization, DNA extraction, and PCR amplification. Through this research you’ll identify the properties of the microbes contained within your sample and learn more about a vital, but unseen, part of the Tennessee River ecosystem. Instructors: Steve Higgins.
Course # 15SU848 Fee: $119
Mon.-Fri., 6/1/2015-6/5/2015, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 507

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