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Marian University Research Camps Help Students Compete Internationally

by Katie Bradley | Apr 16, 2014

Three high school students from Marian University’s summer camps, Individualized Research-Oriented College Credit (IROCC) Camp and Camp for Research and Orientation (Camp ROC) earned spots to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) with an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles, California, May 11-16.

IROCC, hosted by the School of Mathematics and Sciences, is a summer research initiative that allows high school students to perform cutting edge science projects and begin their collegiate careers by earning college credits. Camp ROC provides students with an exciting research experience through a fun, camp-based INTEL ISEF curriculum.

“We help students with every area of their research, from picking a topic, background research, executing experiments, and composing poster presentations. Unlike other research programs, these students do not just observe different techniques; they observe, learn, and then execute these techniques themselves. The students must be the ones to actually perform all experimental procedures used in their project,” said Kimberly Vogt, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology and mentor for the summer programs. 

Both camps began in summer 2013 with 14 participants, who have since experienced much success. Of the 14 students, 11 won their school science fairs and were recommended by teachers to compete in the Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Of those 11 students, five students earned awards and or/the chance to compete at the state science fair, the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair.  

The three students competing in the international fair are: Vikas Maturi, who earned third place for his for his research, “Male Fragility in Drosophila melanogaster with Antennapedia Mutation,” Amir Sankari who scored high enough to compete at the international level for his research, “White River Water Quality and Pollution Research using Benthic Macroinvertebrates Bioindicators,” and Asmaa Mahoui, who earned second place for her research, “Comparative Analysis of CO2 Sequestration and Calcium Carbonate Precipitation using Different Strains of Cyanobacteria.”    

“These weeks at camp have shown me how to tackle a full research project in a limited time. Science projects aren’t perfect; mistakes happen. I have learned how to adapt and change to whatever situation I’m given, while keeping the end goal in mind,” said Maturi about his time at Camp ROC.  

This summer, Marian University will offer IROCC and Camp ROC for the second time. Sessions will begin in June. For more information or to register, please visit the camp website

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