12-1 p.m. Monday, June 12
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Student Center, Rooms 172 and 174
1106 N. Stonewall, Oklahoma City
Photo and news opportunity as 11th and 12th grade students receive 21st Century Scholars Certificates during their participation in the Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions, being held June 5-16 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Activities include remarks from Chancellor Hans Brisch and student demonstrations in blood pressure reading and electrocardiogram procedure. Certificates, signed by both President Clinton and Secretary of Education Richard Riley, are being provided by the U.S. Department of Education through Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) - a program designed to better prepare middle and high school students for college.
The Summer Academy in the Health Sciences Professions is one of 35 programs being held across the state this summer. Sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Summer Academies in Math and Science are designed to enhance studentsí knowledge of math and science by introducing them to new and exciting fields and concepts through hands-on learning experiences.
11th and 12th grade summer academy participants
To recognize student achievement as well as reward the studentsí initiative in spending time this summer exploring college life and careers in the health sciences.
Speaker: Chancellor Hans Brisch, Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education
The U.S. Department of Education awarded Oklahoma with a state GEAR UP grant totaling $20.5 million in August 1999. The grant has been matched by more than $25 million from state and partner resources. With funds totaling $45.5 million, GEAR UP receives 45 percent of total funding from the federal government and 55 percent from other organizations.