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APSU hosting Science and Math Academy

Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Board of Regents are sponsoring the second Science and Mathematics Academy (SAMA), a free two-week summer program for interested area high school students, now until June 19.

The SAMA 2009 students arrived on campus Sunday, June 7 and began classes Monday, June 8.
Austin Peay State University and the Tennessee Board of Regents are sponsoring the second Science and Mathematics Academy (SAMA), a free two-week summer program for interested area high school students, now until June 19.

The SAMA 2009 students arrived on campus Sunday, June 7 and began classes Monday, June 8.

SAMA allows high school students, who will be 10th- and 11th-graders in Fall 2009, to obtain an enhanced view of science and math skills, free of charge. Participants live in an APSU residence hall, take college courses, attend various events and field trips, take college entrance exams, meet faculty and make new friends.

A total of 35 students from area high schools were selected to participate in this year's program.

The goals of the SAMA are to recruit students and increase the diversity at APSU and to enhance students' science and math skills by introducing coursework that relates to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

For more information, contact Dr. Willodean Burton, APSU Department of Biology, by telephone at (931) 221-7778 or e-mail at burtonw@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger