|High school juniors from across the state recently took part in the “Rising Scholars in Math and Science” session at Black Hills State University. The students pose for a group shot with local artist Dick Termes and one of his termespheres.
Codes and ciphers, GPS-geocaching, a visit to the fish hatchery, geometry- art connection, geometry of vision, modeling mathematics, dye sensitized solar cells, gold prospecting, a trip to the Mining Museum and Homestake Lab, and light and color puzzler discussions are among the activities that high school juniors from across the state recently took part in during the “Rising Scholars in Math and Science” session at Black Hills State University.
This four-day summer enrichment session was designed for South Dakota high school juniors who have a strong interest in math and science. Participants in this program interact with faculty members, teachers, and a select number of their peers. The students also have the opportunity to make new friends with peers with similar interests and talents.
Coordinated by the Center for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education (CAMSE), the Rising Scholars program utilizes a team of mathematicians, scientists, educators, and local artists to create an enriching and educational four day experience for the students.
Participants this year include: Meagan Abraham (Ramona), Jacqueline Adams (Madison), Carly Blankenfeld (Trent), James (Jed) Dumire (Aberdeen), Abby Ebbeson (Hurley), Jaimie Gibbons (Brookings), Nolan Goetzinger (Rapid City), Jenae Logan (Gettysburg), Joshua Peterson (Brookings), Michelle Potts (Yankton), Andrew Rosenbaum(Elk Point), Lauren Takahashi (Whitewood), Hayden Waiseanen (Deadwood), and Sarah Yonkovich (Aberdeen).