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Free Appalachian BOLD camps focus on diversified science and technology

For seventh and eighth graders

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (June 7, 2017) — Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), in conjunction with the Alltech Outreach Education Program and the University of Kentucky, will host Appalachian BOLD (Bioeconomy, Outreach, Leadership and Development) camps for seventh and eighth graders.

The free two-day camps will take place June 12-13, June 14-15, June 19-20, and June 21-22 on the Prestonsburg campus of BSCTC. Camps are limited to 12 students per session.

“Our camps will focus on what the future workforce will look like with diversified science and technology,” said Dr. Tom Vierheller, professor of Biology at BSCTC. The Appalachian BOLD camps are funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation. “We will also explore how molecular biology and renewable biomolecules are developed through interactive laboratory sessions.”

The camps will also include activities at the East Kentucky Science Center and Varia Planetarium.

For more information, contact Pauletta Burke at (606) 886-7398 or email [email protected].

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