STUDENTS GET UP-CLOSE VIEW OF SCIENCE AT KIDS’ TECH UNIVERSITY
Registration is open for the 2018 Kids' Tech University (KTU) program at BGSU. The science-outreach program brings children between the ages of 9 and 12 together with nationally and internationally recognized scientists who present exciting, interactive sessions — including BGSU geologist Dr. Anita Simic, an expert on remote sensing.
|Dr. Melissa Duhaime, the first presenter in the series, on a research visit to Antarctica’s South Georgia Island
The four-session program begins Saturday, Feb. 3, and ends Saturday, March 24, and is open to students who live within a one-hour driving distance of BGSU. To participate, children must be 9-12 years old as of Sept. 30, 2017.
There is a $90 registration fee to participate. Scholarships are available courtesy of the Ohio Farm Bureau.
Kids’ Tech U is designed to spark children’s interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics by introducing them to scientists who work in those fields, and providing hands-on activities that let kids explore scientific concepts. Topics covered in this year’s program will include surveying microbes and viruses in the oceans, how drones are used in research, improving human health in the developing world by producing plants that are better sources of the essential nutrient iron and how parasites control host behavior.