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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: Janna Andronowski.
Course # 14SU846 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/2/2014-6/6/2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 classes
UT South Stadium Hall, Room 219

Instructor: Cristina Figueroa-Soto.
Course # 14SU846-1 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/9/2014-6/13/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT South Stadium Hall, Room 219

(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 # 14SU837 Fee: $109
Wed.-Fri., 6/4/2014-6/6/2014, 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. Guest speaker: Dr. Bill Bass. Instructor: Al Hazari.
Course # 14SU827 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/9/2014-6/13/2014, 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 # 14SU832 Fee: $109
Wed.-Fri., 6/11/2014-6/13/2014, 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 and Molly Albin.
Course # 14SU820 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/16/2014-6/20/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Food Safety and Processing Bldg., Ag Campus Student Laboratory, Room 20

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, Hannah Woo, and Rachel Fovargue.
Course # 14SU848 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/23/2014-6/27/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Hesler Biology Bldg., Room 302

Virtual Biology: Using Computers to Discover New Medicines
(Grades 9-12, rising)

Have you ever considered a career in computational biology? In this hands-on camp you’ll learn the basics of biophysics through protein structure by building physical and virtual protein models. Through modeling simulation software we’ll predict the structure and function of proteins and conduct virtual biochemical experiments to find new targets for potential pharmaceuticals. Learn how these simulations are currently used in virtual drug discoveries, virtual toxicology, and other high-tech scientific careers that are changing the way we view biology. Instructors: Jason Harris and Caroline Rempe.
Course # 14SU789 Fee: $109
Mon.-Fri., 6/2/2014-6/6/2014, 9:00 AM to Noon, 5 classes
UT Walters Life Science Building, Room M313

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