Ashland University to Host Forensic Chemistry Camp for Middle School Students

4/27/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University will host a Fun with Forensic Chemistry Camp, a laboratory experience for middle grade students entering grades 7-9 in the fall, offered with the Institute for Chemical Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sessions will be held June 13-16 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at Ashland University's Kettering Science Center.
This camp is for students with an interest in science who can work at grade level and at a moderately independent level. Students will be kept busy for the three hours, but they do need to be able to work efficiently and safely in a laboratory setting.

Participants will learn how to gather evidence, employ the scientific method, and use forensic science tools to solve a crime.

The material covered in this year's camp will differ from material covered in last year's camp. Alumni are welcome to attend and enrollment will be capped at 15.

The cost to enroll in the Fun with Forensic Chemistry Camp is $80. A $20 discount will be offered this year for multiple children in the same family, for a child whose sibling has attended a previous year or for an alumnus. A few scholarships are available for those who document the need.

Registration and payment is required by May 25 and information and registration materials may be obtained by calling Brenda Fletcher at 419-289-5261 or by emailing Dr. Matthew Arthur, professor of chemistry, at<>. An on-line brochure/registration form is available at:

Ashland University (<>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.