Yes, Virginia, there will be a summer and CSAT is planning summer science and technology fun


Maggie Dent (left) and Kara Nicholson put their heads together to solve a problem with Kara's vehicle as the two take part in the "Super Go" activity during Camp Invention

Registration is underway for two programs hosted by the College of Science and Technology (CSAT): Summer Bridge and Camp Invention this summer.

Camp Invention is in the process of registration for its June 22-26 sessions in Reed and Curie Halls.  Camp Invention is a nationally-acclaimed science education program for children entering grades one through six.

Backed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention is led by a faculty of local educators and encourages students to become independent inventors and

RU CSAT has hosted the week-long exploration of science, technology, creativity and inventiveness for seven years.  For more information and registration, visit the Camp Invention website.


A lego robotics project from the Summer Bridge program.

The Summer Bridge Program, set for July 12 –17, is a residential experience for rising sophomore, junior and senior high school girls interested in science, technology, and mathematics. In Summer Bridge, students explore space, geology, forensic science, environmental science and genes, molecules and medicine through classroom lessons, laboratory experiments and field experiences, all taught by Radford University faculty and assisted by current RU students.

"Summer Bridge is a fun, intense introduction to a college atmosphere and campus living environment," CSAT Dean Orion Rogers said.  "We encourage the campus community to help connect us with young women interested in the sciences to take advantage of this unique opportunity."

Scholarships to cover program costs are available, courtesy of sponsors and donors, and will be awarded competitively to participants. Application is required and information on the process can be found on the Summer Bridge website.

Feb 23, 2015