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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: William Cawley.
Course # 18SUKU846 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/4/2018-6/8/2018, 9:00 AM to Noon
5 classes
Strong Hall, Room 504C

Instructor: Kathleen Hauther.
Course # 18SUKU846-1 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/11/2018-6/15/2018, 9:00 AM to Noon
5 classes
Strong Hall, Room 504C

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 # 18SUKU827 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/4/2018-6/8/2018, 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM, 5 classes
UT Dabney/Buehler Hall, Room 300

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 # 18SUKU832 Fee: $119
Wed.-Fri., 6/13/2018-6/15/2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 3 classes
UT Nielsen Physics Bldg., Room 108

Calculations & Crime: Solving Mysteries with Math
(Grades 9-12, rising)
Do you think math is boring? Think again. In this exciting camp you’ll discover the thrilling world of crime solving using mathematics. Can you determine the height of a suspect from a set of footprints? Or establish a victim’s time of death based on body temperature? First, we’ll focus on learning the basics of mathematical forensics through experimentation and evidence discovery. Then, you’ll put your newfound skills to the test and try to solve your own crime. Instructor: Shelby Scott.
Course # 18SUKU845 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 6/18/2018-6/22/2018, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 602

Rockets!
(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 # 18SUKU837 Fee: $119
Wed.-Fri., 6/20/2018-6/22/2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 3 classes
UT Nielsen Physics Bldg., Room 108

Conservation Biology NEW
(Grades 7-9, rising)
Do you love nature and being outdoors? We do, too! The planet, though, is changing as the population increases and as we build cities, manufacture products, and grow food. Unfortunately, many of these human activities threaten ecosystems across the globe and the plant, animal, bacterial, and fungal species that live in them. In this new camp you’ll learn all about conservation biology, giving you the knowledge you need to help conserve nature and minimize your impact on the environment. You’ll participate in hands-on activities, and we’ll discuss a variety of topics, including invasive species, climate change, sustainable living, species diversity, and nature preserves. Instructors: Maggie Mamantov and John Reese.
Course # 18SUKU789 Fee: $149
Mon.-Fri., 7/9/2018-7/13/2018, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 602

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: Jonelle Basso, Helena Pound, Brittni Kelley, and Tiantian Jiang.
Course # 18SUKU848 Fee: $139
Mon.-Fri., 7/9/2018-7/13/2018, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 507

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