Bernard Harris Science Camp

July 12, 2007

Some young campers at the University of Virginia got a hands on look at engineering today; all pat of the Exxon Mobil "Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp."

Harris was the first African-American to walk in space.

His camp travels the country gaining student interest in sciences.

This week around fifty middle school youth from Central Virginia were invited to UVA grounds where they will conduct hands-on experiments and demonstrations.

"It's so fun being here. It's a good opportunity, I mean when are you going to ever get another opportunity like this its great. I like science, and I like math, and I like learning about them, and that's why this camp is perfect," said one camper, Jessica Alonso.

Today's activities included a speech by Dr. Bernard Harris, a raft competition and a solar car activity.

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