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Camp PRiSM boosts MTSU, City Schools partnership [+VIDEO]

Take a bunch of boys and girls from Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School in Murfreesboro.

Add Caleb Hough, an MTSU senior biology major, supplying ingredients to make something ooey and gooey June 11 in Cantrell Hall of MTSU’s Tom H. Jackson Building.

It has all the earmarks for a slimy good time — just one of many fun learning activities experienced by the youngsters during this year’s Camp PRiSM.

Camp PRiSM — Practices in Science and Mathematics — is a collaboration between MTSU and Murfreesboro City Schools. The camp makes use of faculty expertise from the College of Basic and Applied Sciences to increase participants’ knowledge in the areas of mathematics, science and technology.

The Murfreesboro City Schools students interact with MTSU students and faculty in inquiry-based learning and independent exploration. The camp, which operates out of Mitchell-Neilson School, meets for two weeks during the summer.

A number of planned activities occur on the MTSU campus.

For more information, contact Mimi Thomas, coordinator of the Camp PRiSM program for MTSU, by calling 615-898-5311 or email Mimi.Thomas@mtsu.edu.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

Ciera Thorpe, 10, a rising fifth-grader at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School, waits while teacher Tammy Cage adds a mixture that will be part of the slime-making process June 11 in the Tom H. Jackson Building. It was just one of many activities Camp PRiSM (practices in science and math) participants enjoyed. Cage will be switching from Mitchell-Neilson to Northfield Elementary this coming school year. (MTSU photos by Randy Weiler)

Ciera Thorpe, 10, a rising fifth-grader at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School, waits while teacher Tammy Cage adds a mixture that will be part of the slime-making process June 11 in MTSU’s Tom H. Jackson Building. It was just one of many activities Camp PRiSM participants enjoyed. Cage will be switching from Mitchell-Neilson to Northfield Elementary this coming school year. (MTSU photos by Randy Weiler)

Activity leader Caleb Hough, left, and MTSU senior biology major, adds the color blue to the mixture that Makara Mason, 10, will turn into slime June 11 in Cantrell Hall of the Tom H. Jackson Building at MTSU. Mason is a rising fifth-grader at Mitchell-Nelson Elementary School.

Activity leader Caleb Hough, left, an MTSU senior biology major, adds the color blue to the mixture that Makara Mason, 10, will turn into slime June 11 in Cantrell Hall of the Tom H. Jackson Building at MTSU. Mason is a rising fifth-grader at Mitchell-Nelson Elementary School.

With an assist from the MTSU Concrete Industry Management program, Camp PRiSM participants exhibit the concrete coasters they made during the first week of camp. (Submitted photo)

With an assist from the MTSU Concrete Industry Management program, Camp PRiSM participants exhibit the concrete coasters they made during the first week of camp. (Submitted photo)


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