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Oklahoma news briefs for July 5

Oklahoma news briefs for July 5
Published: July 5, 2013


SWOSU receives grant

A Southwestern Oklahoma State University program recently received a $15,000 grant for its weeklong math and science camp for girls.

Tech Trek is a national program that is designed to boost confidence in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This year is the first for the program to expand outside of California, and SWOSU is one of five test sites.

The grant is from the Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The camp is a partnership with the Weatherford branch of the American Association of University Women.

Harding Fine Arts student honored

A sophomore from Harding Fine Arts Academy has been selected as the winner of the Oklahoma ArtScience Prize.

Monee Hollins proposed a product called Hide-A-Tat, a synthetic skin that can be used to cover up a tattoo. It also could cover scars, stretch marks and other blemishes.

The ArtScience Prize is an international creativity competition for young people. This year, students were challenged to develop projects around the central theme of synthetic biology.

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