- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The University of Wyoming has been selected to host a special hands-on summer science camp for the fifth consecutive year.

Only 20 universities across the country are selected for the ExxonMobil Harris Summer Science Camp.

UW’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, in cooperation with the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, will organize and run the event set for June 15-24 on the Laramie campus.

The camp will allow students to observe the universe with professional telescopes; study astronomical images on computers; construct scientific spectrographs to identify chemical elements; build and launch model rockets; conduct soil tests; create solar ovens; and test their very own Mars landers.

Students from Wyoming, western Nebraska, northern Colorado and western South Dakota are eligible to apply for the UW camp.

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