Joey Rensvold, 14, a student at Minot High School-Central Campus, will participate in the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer STEM Program in Annapolis, Md.
The STEM Program is an overnight academic camp for eighth- through 11th-grade students in good academic standing who have an interest in math and science. Approximately 375 students from across the United States were chosen to participate this year.
Students in the STEM Program will experience real life applications of math and science principles through hands-on, practical learning. Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom. The Academy's current students, known as midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM Program and act as counselors and tutors to the students.
Submitted Photo - - Joey Rensvold, 14, a student at Minot High School-Central Campus, will participate in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program in Annapolis, Md.
For more information about the Summer STEM Program and the application process, visit (www.usna. edu/admissions/stem) or call (410) 293-4361.
Applications sought from nonprofit groups
Tom's of Maine kicked off its third annual "50 States for Good" program highlighting community service and grassroots efforts nationwide.
Organizers sent out a release stating that with less than a week remaining, there has been no application from North Dakota.
+ Five non-profit organizations will be awarded $20,000 each.
+ New this year, one nonprofit that earns the most support from the general public will be awarded $50,000 in funding.
According to the release, "We ... encourage nonprofit organizations in North Dakota to apply at (www.50statesforgood.com) by June 21."
+ Last year's winning projects included everything from greening urban spaces and protecting natural resources to animal protection and youth-focused projects.
+ Any qualifying 501(c)3 with an organizational operating budget under $2 million can apply. The six winners will be determined by a public online vote starting in early August.
For more information, log on at (www.50statesforgood.com).
Pre-college course to be offered at Minot State
The POWER Center, a TRiO-Student Support Services program, will offer a precollege enhancement course at Minot State University from Aug. 15-19.
The course, financed by a North Dakota College Access Network $25,000 subgrant, is designed to prepare first-year students for their college experiences.
Approximately 20 POWER-eligible students will be invited to move into their residence halls and spend four nights and five days on the Minot State University campus immediately prior to the start of fall semester.
For more information, contact the POWER Center at 858-4047.