Bishop Brossart HS students receive scholarships to STEM Institute at Thomas More College

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Seven students from Bishop Brossart High School have earned scholarships to attend Thomas More College's STEM Institute this summer.

According to a May 7 post on Bishop Brossart's Facebook page, junior Evan Berkemeyer, sophomores Cassie Rinehard and Katie Tierney and freshmen Cody Chism, Luke Flottman, Sam Hildreth and Eric Ritter will attend the weeklong camp, which revolves around hands-on activities and projects in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

"Tuition is normally $500 per student but all seven will be able to attend the camp at no cost to them thanks to Thomas More College and a grant from the Toyota Foundation," the Facebook post says.

According to Thomas More's website, the scholarship includes the cost of on-campus housing and meals; classroom instruction with Thomas More faculty and students from the biology, chemistry, math and physics departments; and laboratory activities.

The camp, which runs the week of Sunday, July 13, will provide students with the opportunity to interact with college students and professors and do things such as assess the health of the Ohio River ecosystem, observe and photograph celestial objects at the observatory, investigate mathematical applications and techniques, explore ecological interactions in forests and make design choices to engineer a bridge.

According to Thomas More's website, students will also gain a real sense of college life, a better understanding of how STEM topics are applied in the real world and be able to make friends with other students who are interested in the STEM fields.

For more information about the STEM camp, visit www.thomasmore.edu.

For more information about Bishop Brossart High School, visit www.bishopbrossart.org.