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Scholarships for Science Camp

The S.D. Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (SD BRIN) and USD Foundation are sponsoring the Lawrence Brothers Science Camp for science-interested students entering the 7th, 8th and 9th grades this fall. Located on the campus of the University of South Dakota, the camp runs from July 14-18.

This year's theme is "Light and Vision." The $250 fee will cover all expenses; scholarships are available. Students will be housed in the USD residence halls.

For more information, including applications and scholarship forms, please see the Web site at http://usd.edu/lbc/. The cost for the camp is $250, which includes everything (meals, room, tuition, supplies, T-shirt, etc.).

The Lawrence Brothers Science Camp began in 2002 through a generous donation from the John and Amy Bowles Lawrence Foundation and the support of the USD Foundation.

A broad theme is chosen each year that includes aspects of physical science, chemistry, life science, mathematics and the health sciences. The goal of the camp is to inspire students and to give them hands-on opportunities to conduct experiments designed to challenge them and teach them that science can be fun.

The Lawrence brothers were from Canton, S.D., and graduates of USD - Nobel Prize laureate Earnest O. went on to invent the cyclotron at Cal-Berkeley and John H. was the father of nuclear medicine.