Education Notebook

Lee County
Manufacturing camp set for ICC Tupelo in June
- TUPELO – The Community Development Foundation, Itawamba Community College and Hawkeye Industries will sponsor the third annual Advanced Manufacturing Camp, TEK2GO, from June 13 to 17 at the ICC Tupelo Campus.
Participants will get to design and make a product from start to finish using AutoCAD and 3D modeling software, learn how products are invented and discuss careers and entrepreneurship.
The camp is open to 15 participants, who will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please go to www.cdfms.org/manufacturingcamp for more information.
ICC instructor to discuss
Power Balance Bands
‰ Bob Swanson of Tupelo, physical science and astronomy instructor at Itawamba Community College, will present a breakout session at the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development this summer in Austin, Texas.
Titled “Power Balance Bands: Scientific Breakthrough or Snake Oil,” the presentation will focus on the physics behind the fad and show how student-generated ideas, YouTube videos and real-world relevance create an effective lesson about skepticism in an age of outlandish claims and celebrity endorsements, Swanson said.
The theme of the conference, which will be May 29 to June 1, will be “Putting Teaching and Leading on the Map!”

Oktibbeha County
Photography magazine recognizes MSU entries
- STARKVILLE – Three Mississippi State art majors specializing in photography hav their creative works featured in a national publication.
Submitted images from university seniors Ioana S. Demian of Starkville and Steve A. Joshlin of Tippah, along with junior Heidi J. Robinson of Madison, are finalists in the 31st annual Student Photography Contest. Demian had two selected; Joshlin and Robinson, one each.
As a result, the four MSU entries are being featured in the Best of College Photography 2011 display of Photographer’s Forum magazine.
More than 3,500 students worldwide participated this year. The judging team came from the Rochester, N.Y. Institute of Technology, Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design and Santa Barbara’s Brooks Institute.

Prentiss County
Northeast team captures ASCLS Student Bowl
- BOONEVILLE – For the second consecutive year, Medical Laboratory Technology students from Northeast Mississippi Community College swept through the the annual Mississippi/Louisiana ASCLS Student Bowl undefeated and claimed the championship.
Each year the competition is held in conjunction with the annual American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences Mississippi/Louisiana convention.
The winning team consisted of Cierra Cohea of Ripley, Brandy Richardson of Falkner, Kim Wells Tutor of Bruce and Kayla Yates of Booneville. Shannon Goolsby and Rosalyn Singleton serve as program instructors and advisers.
During the awards ceremony, freshman Lashanna Strickland of Ashland was named the Mississippi ASCLS scholarship winner for 2011-12.

Jackson County
Registration under way for marine science camp
- OCEAN SPRINGS – Registration closes May 13 for the Sea Camp marine science day camp for children ages 6-13.
The focus of this year’s camp is threatened and endangered marine species. Campers will learn to fish, crab, seine and sieve at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs.
Sea Camp will be offered in six sessions this summer: June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15 and July 18-22. Sessions for ages 6-9 are available all of those weeks; sessions for ages 10-11 are available all weeks except the week of June 27. Sessions for ages 12-13 include kayaking and are available the weeks of June 13, 20 and 27.
Cost per week is $210 for ages 6-7, $235 for ages 8-11, and $275 for ages 12-13. Fees includes camp T-shirt, individual and group photos, all instructional costs and materials, admission fees, as well as field trips and art supplies. The five-day sessions run from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

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