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NEW SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITY!

TACoS Take 2 is a free camp for upcoming 4th-6th graders running July 5-8, 2016 on UW's main campus.
Students work with chemistry in three areas including:
1) agricultural education
2) astronomy and order of magnitude
3) art

Registration is first come, first served for up to 21 students.
Register HERE!

TACoS (The Artful Craft of Science) Take Two!
University of Wyoming (main campus)
July 5-8, 2016
9AM – 3PM Daily (Lunch included!)

The Solar Hydrogen Activity research Kit (SHArK) Project allows high school students to participate in research to help solve the global energy problem. The goal of the SHArK Project is to discover metal oxide semiconductors that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen using sunlight. Millions of compounds need to be produced and tested for their ability to photoelectrolyze water and the SHArK kit enables young scientists to participate in this endeavor. The hardware and software was developed that uses an inkjet printer, laser pointer and LEGOs® allowing for virtually endless arrays of potential metal oxide semiconductors to be easily produced and tested. New SHArK kits are being beta tested and will soon be available for purchase! THis program is a wonderful way to get Wyoming high school students participating in real-world research!

SHArK Colage

When it comes down to it, SHArK is about discovery! If you discover a new semiconducting metal oxide capable of water-splitting using SHArK, The Parkinson Group at the University of Wyoming will preform follow-up experiments, and you will get your name on a publication. That's right! You and your students could be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Check out a recent success story here!

Visit the SHArK website for more information!.

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