Registration is open for Camp "Explore Your World"!
Camp Explore Your World, sponsored by the Biology, Chemistry, and Computer Science departments, offers students ages 6 - 13 the opportunity to explore topics in biology, chemistry, physical science, and computer science in unique and exciting ways. The day camp runs from June 17 to July 12, Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm at Washington Adventist University. For information on registration fees, please see below, and check back soon to see what exciting topics students will be investigating each week!
Registration for the full day is $300 per week, while registration for the half day is $180 per week (the registration fee includes the lab fee). Before- and after-care is available by special request, with at least 24 hours advance notice.
Registration discounts may also apply:
Multiple children enrolled = $25 discount per additional child enrolled
Employees of WAU, WAH, GC = 25% discount
Registration for all four weeks of camp = 10% discount
This summer we're also looking for student volunteers (ages 15 and up) to assist us. If you're interested in earning community service hours while getting to do science experiments and learn about computers, please fill out the WAU volunteer form; please remember that if you're under 18 years-old, a parent or guardian must co-sign your volunteer form. Please send the completed the volunteer application, to Dr. Melinda Villanueva:
Mail: 7600 Flower Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
The camp registration forms are available as pdfs which may be mailed or faxed; once payment is received, your spot is reserved.
Alicia Francis is a pre-medical biology student at Washington Adventist University (WAU) where her studies also include a minor in Applied Bioinformatics which is part of the WAU’s Bioinformatics Interdisciplinary Program (BIP). From October 15-17, 2012, Ms. Francis had the opportunity to attend the 6th Annual Vaccine Renaissance Conference held by The Institute for Informatics and Immunology (iCubed) at the University of Rhode Island in Providence, Rhode Island. This unique opportunity was made possible by a collaboration between Dr. Anton Dormer, the WAU program coordinator for BIP, and Dr. Anne Degroot, who is the director of iCubed.
While attending the Vaccine Renaissance Conference, Ms. Francis had the opportunity of interacting with renowned scientists from all over the world with diverse interests in biodefense vaccines, animal vaccines and human health, neglected tropical diseases, vaccine vectors, and the human microbiome. These scientists included Dr. Degroot who is also a professor at the University of Rhode Island, president of EpiVax, Inc., and the founder and scientific advisor of the HIV/AIDS prevention and education nonprofit foundation which primary work is in Malawi Africa called Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA). Dr. Spero, co-director of iCubed, also a prestigious scientist, along with Dr. Degroot extended an invitation to Ms. Francis to attend the conference; Ms. Francis’ travel and accommodations were paid for by iCubed.. This is the second year that a student from WAU has attended the conference. The 2011 attendee was Ms. Adriana Gonzales.
Alicia Francis (left) with Dr. Anne Degroot (middle) and Dr. Denice Spero (right)