Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday - July 19

We have officially "launched" ourselves into the exciting two weeks of the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. 

Everyone settled in nicely Sunday evening and was ready to go first thing this morning...and I mean first thing - it was reported that some campers were up at 5:30! 

After enjoying a nice morning walk from Murdough Hall to the Education Building, we began the morning with warm up activities by Dunte to make sure everyone was "Go for Launch".  Dr. Beccy Hambright provided a class on Conflict and Communication and worked with the campers on several key points to help them improve their communication and deal with conflict.  We were treated with a surprise visit from Mrs. Janie Kenney, ExxonMobil Representative and she took time to answer several questions about her job as an engineer. 

After lunch we walked across campus to visit the Hunt-Winston School Solar Car Challenge.  There were five solar cars and teams available for the campers to visit with and ask questions.  There were also representatives from the Texas Tech EcoCar Challenge and Solar Car Teams as well as the College of Engineering. Many campers had a lot of questions for each of these groups and the interaction was terrific for all! 

The rest of the afternoon consisted of two presentations from the College of Engineering on majors available in the engineering field and from the Center of Undergraduate Research on STEM jobs.  (STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 

Tonight we went to see Toy Story 3 and I must say we have a wonderful bunch of campers!  Everyone was well-behaved and enjoyed the outing very much.  Now it's time for some rest to get ready for our big day tomorrow - Media Day with Dr. Bernard Harris.


  1. Leila Love... aka...Christian's MomJuly 20, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    This is a great way for parents to keep up with their child's experience. The interactive opportunity is great!

  2. I'm glad to hear that the campers have had a successful "launch." As a parent, I want to extend my gratitude to all that have played a role in putting this camp together. We are grateful for the opportunity you all have provided and look forward to the long lasting experiences our child will have for the next several days.

  3. Thanks so much for keeping the parents updated. I sent a camera, but getting to see the photos as we go is great. Have a fabulous week!