Dr. Scott Darveau

Seven students from high schools across Nebraska are attending 6th annual Adventures in Chemistry Camp this week at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Dr. Scott Darveau, UNK’s Chemistry Camp director, said, “Chemistry camp affords these students a chance to come into a real research laboratory setting working with chemistry department faculty as their mentors. Research projects such as the ones the students will be doing are often what inspires a student to take up a career in science.”

According to Dr. Darveau, students will learn about applying the scientific method to real-world problems and will get to see, through various field trips, the application of chemistry in settings as diverse as animal research, waste treatment and soil analysis.

The camp is being held in the UNK Bruner Hall of Science. Campers are also visiting various area locations, such as the Meat Animal Research Center laboratories in Clay Center, as well as, the Ward Laboratories and the waste treatment facility in Kearney.

To be accepted into UNK’s Adventures in Chemistry Camp, students must be high ability juniors or seniors and must have studied chemistry before attending camp.

Students attending the camp are listed below, alphabetically by their hometowns:
Ainsworth – Lacey Allen, Krysta Freeman and Courtney Johnson
Franklin – Elyse Steinkruger
Grand Island – Kevin Kurtenbach
Ogallala – Jacob Wilson
Walton – Karina Stott