Summer Camps Provide Outlets for Young Scholars

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Campers play a game of chess at Chess Plaza.
Who says nothing happens on campus during the summer?
Throughout the summer, young students attended a multitude of camps at UT Dallas — from debate to physics.
And, naturally, chess.

At the Summer Listening Camp — hosted by the Callier Center for Communication Disorders — kids were surrounded by others who also have cochlear implants. They practiced speech and listening therapy with engaging activities like creating slime.
Graduate students from the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences served as camp counselors.

 

The UTD slate of summer camps wouldn’t be complete without chess. UTD chess team members helped aspiring aspiring grandmasters improve their skills. When the weather permitted, students were able to take the game outside to the Chess Plaza.

 

During the Comet Chemistry Camp, students toured labs alongside UT Dallas chemists and learned about their research.

 

Above, Lauren Adams provides a rebuttal against fellow debate camper Brock Hines. She credits the camp for improving her skills.
“Debate camp has really helped me with how to view impacts,” Lauren said. “I can base my argument off of morals, which helps you garner a lot more offense. It allows me to focus the debate toward specific concepts that are important. Overall, the camp has helped me with framework, philosophy, and the performance aspects.”

 

The Women in Physics Camp provided girls with the opportunity to learn about physics through unique projects. When they weren’t building paper rockets to launch, they practiced projectile launching via water balloons.

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