Public Invited to Attend Annual Summer Student Research Symposium on July 28 The Emerging Caribbean Scientists (ECS) Program at the University of the Virgin Islands invites the community to attend the 15th Annual Summer Student Research Symposium. It will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 28, in the first-floor conference room of the Administration Conference Center on St. Thomas Campus.
The symposium will feature more than 30 current UVI student researchers. They will showcase the research that was conducted while participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and the Sophomore Summer Research Institute (SSRI), under the mentorship of UVI faculty. The research projects involve a variety of subjects including astrophysics, astronomy, marine biology, chemistry, and computer science, just to name a few.
Civic organizations, summer youth camps, and the public are highly encouraged to attend to learn more about research taking place at UVI. This event is organized by the ECS Program in collaboration with the College of Science and Mathematics. Funding is provided by federal grants from the National Science Foundation and private donors.
Register Now for University Buccaneers Basketball Camps UVI presents the Bucs Basketball camps this summer, which are designed to focus on the interest and needs of basketball players by stressing fundamentals and team concepts. The camp will specifically ensure personal instruction, in a positive, Christian environment. This camp will provide the finest instruction for children in grades K-12. The Fundamental Camp begins on Aug. 3-5, the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and Aug. 10-12, on the St. Thomas Campus 8 a.m. – noon. The inaugural price is only $75.
Registration is on Aug.1 and Aug. 2, at the St. Croix Educational Complex; and on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 in SFC on the St. Thomas Campus, VIP Room 211. Pre-Registration Times are 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p. m. Also, there will be a $5 discount when you pre-register for the inaugural camp.
Members in this club will receive the following: free official Junior Bucs T-shirt; free admission to all Men’s/ Women’s Home Basketball games; special Birthday Recognition (during Halftime of the UVI games); and one Free Basketball Clinic (fall only, summer camps are not included).
For more information, contact the Athletics Department at 693-1199.
UVI School of Education to Offer New Course Are you interested in becoming a speech language pathologist and would like to know more about the profession? Consider enrolling in the Special Topics Introduction to Communication Disorders Course in Fall Session 2017.
For more information, contact Dr. Karen Brown, speech language pathologist, at [email protected] or 693-1173.
Former 4-H Participant Shares Experience at National CYFAR Meeting Approximately 14 years ago, Andre Joseph joined the afterschool program at the Croixville Apartments where he changed from a wayward young man to a budding poet. Now an aspiring businessman, he is presently a student at the University of the Virgin Islands – Albert A. Sheen Campus majoring in Business.
That after school program was a part of the University of the Virgin Islands’ Cooperative Extension Service’s Children, Youth and Families At-Risk Program. Program coordinators were excited about the selection of one of its former participants in the local CYFAR program to participate in the recently held National CYFAR Meeting in the Washington, D.C. area in May 2017. Joseph, one of three former CYFAR participants from throughout the United States, was chosen to make presentations to an audience of over 250 attendees representing the U.S. and its territories. Attendees wanted to hear how the CYFAR Program impacted the former participants’ lives. The two-day meeting also emphasized the importance of evaluation of programs, building community partnerships and strategies for increasing sustainability of programs.