Buoyed by the success of the inaugural event last year, Bank of America is supporting Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Science Days again this summer with a grant of $10,000. The grant provides 15 scholarships for children from Title I schools in the Palm Beach County School District to attend the science camp, which is set for June 6 -10. School guidance counselors identify students for scholarships based on their need and interest in science.
|From left, Palm Beach Atlantic University Interim President William M.B. Fleming, Jr. with Bank of America Senior Vice President Kelly Sobolewski, who serves as Palm Beach County market manager, and Dr. Keysha Bryant, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, plan Science Days at PBA June 6-10, 2011.|
Science Days at PBA is designed to enrich 65 school-age children through hands on science activities. Dr. Keysha Bryant, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, is director of Science Days, works with University science and pharmacy faculty to develop educational activities each day themed around a specific science topic, such as environmental science, oceanography, health science, pharmacy/compounding, chemistry/medical chemistry and physics.
“Thanks to Bank of America students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to explore their scientific curiosity will get valuable exposure to many areas of science,” Dr. Bryant said. “It is the hope of our faculty that the youngsters make amazing discoveries to further fuel their interest in studying science.”