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New Mexico State University events May 31-June 6

BASKETBALL CAMPS HELD AT NMSU


The 2008 Coach Menzies Basketball Camps will hold an Individual Instruction Camp June 2-6 and a Parent Child Camp June 6-7.

The Individual Instruction Camp is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will follow the same structure that Coach Menzies uses on his Aggie players for individual improvement. Menzies and his staff will emphasize shooting techniques, footwork, defensive concepts, dribbling drills and rebound techniques that are essential to become a seasoned basketball player. The camp is for children in grades 1-12. The cost is $199.

The Parent Child Camp will be from 5 to 9 p.m. June 6 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7. the camp will show parents drills they can use in their own backyard in order to make their child a seasoned player. This camp will have lots of one-on-one attention, while giving parents a fun and exciting experience with their child. The cost is $120.

For more information call (575) 202-5735 or (575) 636-5401.

UPWARD BOUND HOSTS SUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM

A Summer Academic Program will be hosted at New Mexico State University by Upward Bound June 2-July 10. The program is a college simulation experience that will allow 50 high school students, from freshmen to junior level, insight into college life. Students will take courses in art, computer science, English, foreign languages, math, science and music appreciation while perfecting their study skills and receiving supplemental instruction for the upcoming school year.

For more information call (575) 646-5732.

SUMMER PROGRAM OFFERS HANDS-ON LEARNING AT NMSU

The Southern New Mexico Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SNM SEMAA) will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 1-23 at the New Mexico State University Campus.

SEMAA is designed to encourage normally underrepresented groups into the fields of science, engineering, mathematics and technology through hands-on, inquiry-based science activities. The program consists of a combination of school-based curriculum enhancements, university-organized enrichment activities and parent outreach. The academy is for students in grades 1-8. Each participating grade has its own curriculum. Students will do fun activities, eat interesting snacks, meet new friends, learn a lot about space and space travel and get a free T-shirt. SEMAA is free and new students will be enrolled each week in the four-week academy.

For more information call (575) 646-1397.

NMSU HOSTS STATE FFA CONVENTION

New Mexico State University will host the State FFA Convention June 2-4 in the Corbett Center Student Union Ballrooms.

High school FFA members from around the state will gather at NMSU for the state convention that includes workshops and the appointment of new officers. Also included will be the state public speaking contests, a keynote speaker, and award ceremony and dance.

For more information call (575) 646-3036.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL CAMP AT NMSU

The Darin Spence Girls' Basketball Camp will begin with the Lil'Aggie Camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 2-5.

This camp is geared toward beginners and/or younger players who want to learn and improve upon the fundamentals of basketball. The camp is open to children in grades K-5. The cost is $100.

For more information call (575) 646-2482.

MARC STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER RESEARCH

Students in the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program will participate in research June 1-Aug. 5. The students in their first year of the program will do laboratory research on the New Mexico State University campus and participate in three teaching components. The students in their second year of the program will participate in summer research internships at various institutions around the country. The program's goal is to prepare undergraduate students for post-graduate advanced studies in biomedical sciences and help them attain doctoral degrees.

For more information call (575) 646-3476.

PROJECT MESH HOLDS PROGRAM

Project Mesh will hold a Physics-Math Institute from 9 a.m. to noon June 2-26 and will cover topics including relativity and how nuclear reaction works.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education in the Minority Science Engineering Improvement Program, Mesh provides support for calculus students, summer institutes for middle school teachers and high school teachers and students, as well as dual credit online courses.

Participants do not need any prior experience in physics.

For more information call (575) 646-2637.

WATER TECHNICIANS TRAINING PROGRAM HELD AT NMSU

The Department of Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University is hosting a water technicians training program for 19 Native Americans selected from across the U.S. June 2-27.

The program, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, provides an introduction to the basics of water resources engineering management and community issues. The participants will then return to their tribes to put the information into practical experience.

For more information call (575) 646-3901.