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Elementary school students participating in a GEERing UP summer
science and engineering camp at UBC test saiboats they constructed.
Their next assignment -
to build an electric car.
Children tackle science,
across the Lower Mainland are geLting
hands-on experience in science and en-
gineering this summer thanks to
GEERing UP, a program developed by
UBC engineering students.
The program reaches thousands of
students each summer through class-
room visits and camps held at UBC.
“We’re trying to teach kids through
hands-on activities.” says GEERing UPS
Walter Rosin, one of the UBC students
running the program.
Some of the activities used by GEERmg
UP at the grades 2 to 4 levels include
construction of sailboats, electric cars and
airplanes, all of which involve lessons in
science and engmeenng.
Now in its third year, the non-profit
program runs week-long summer camps
to the end of August. Camps are open to
Grade 2 to leaving Grade
7. While there is a registration fee of $125,
fdl and partial bursaries are also available.
As registration fees make up only one-
third of the operating budget, GEERing
UP relies on the generous
sponsors to operate the program.
For more information call (604) 822-
2858, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Study aims to root out
trouble with perfection
Volunteers are needed for a study that
will measure the effectiveness of group
psychotherapy in treating perfectionism
and its related symptoms, such as de-
pression and anxiety.
Perfectionism becomes a problem when
people feel they must be flawless to feel
adequate or worthy, says Paul Hewitt.
associate professor in the Dept. of Psy-
chology. Such exce