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The laboratories of Carrie Savage Camp Hall were filleci with students eager to "opjen the
doors to science" during the annual Science Enrichment Week. The session is sponsored os a
"Doors to Science" opened
to junior high students
Responding to a need to “open
the doors to science” to junior high
students, Chowan recently spon
sored its tliird annual Science
“This is a natural extension of
the college’s service to the com
munity in the name and on behalf
of North Carolina’s Southern Bap
tists,” said Dr. B. Franklin Lowe,
Jr., dean of the college.
He noted, “Our science pro
fessors are eager to share their
knowledge and the college
facilities and equipment with
Lowe said a lack of facilities
hampers students in area schools
from conducting experiments.
“Science Enrichment Week is
designed to help fill that void while
providing students in grades 6-9
more than five hours of instruction
and laboratory experiences each
Biology professor Jim Dewar,
Science Week coordinator, said the
enrollment has grown from 18 in
1983 to 27 this year. He said groups
are kept small so each student will
receive the attention he needs from
Three other instructors, Mrs.
Phyllis Dewar, computer science;
J. P. Harris, biology; and Dr.
Garth Faile, physical science; also
taught the students.
“Our goal is to open science up to
the average student who may not
qualify for the Governor’s School
or other science camps,” Dewar
Dewar said he personally enjoys
teaching junior high school
students as a change'of pace and
finds their enthusiasm and
“freedom” to ask questions and
He said the students enjoy the
relaxed atmosphere of Science
Enrichment Week. “There’s no
pressure, and no grades are given.
In this kind of atmosphere,
everyone can experience success,”
“When one child came to camp
he didn’t know how to strike a
match. Soon he was safely using a
Bunsen burner and making other
progress,” Dewar stated.
Jerrod Rose of Seaboard is the
only camper to attend all three
years. A rising tenth grader and
member of Galatia Baptist Church
in Seaboard, Rose commented:
“Studying science is fun. Science
Week has been very helpful to me
in school and has helped me decide
on a career in science.”
Annual Math-Science Day
attracts record number
The Twelfth Annual Mathematics-Science Day,
sponsored by the Departments of Science, Dr. Garth
Faile, chairman, and Mathematics, Carl Simmons,
chairman, during the spring semester attracted a
record 729 students and 27 teachers from 11 area
North Carolina and Virginia schools.
Math-Science Day features demonstrations, ex
periments, exhibits, lectures and movies in the areas
of mathematics, chemistry, physics and biology by
professors and Chowan students.
Almost every room on Carrie Savage Camp Hall’s
three floors is utilized for the program, which enables
the students to attend the areas of their interest. Pro
grams are repeated to afford students the opportunity
to take in many different features.
According to reports from high school teachers who
bring groups, Math-Science Day receives a “very en
thusiastic response” from the students. They report
that the mathematics and science horizons of the
students are expanded through the activities and ex
hibits offered by the faculty and students.
Dr, Garth Faile, chairman of the Science Department, gives in
struction to Holly Tucker of Murfreesboro. The students con
ducted numerous tests during the annual enrichment week.
Biology professor J. P. Harris assists James Shrewsbury of
Severn with a biology experiment.
The Chowanian, July, 1985—PAGE FIVE