“Soaring Into Summer” at NOC Enid June 11-16

Ponca City Now - March 21, 2023 6:40 am

Northern Oklahoma College is currently taking applications for “Soaring into Summer” which is being held on the Enid Campus, June 11-16.

Students entering the 8th or 9th grades are eligible to Soar into Summer by exploring the science and technology behind the scenes of a variety of fascinating aerospace applications.

The week-long residential Academy, will have students participating in various activities to learn about the science behind the aerospace industry. Students will be building rockets, testing turbines, touring aerospace related industries in the Enid area, and just having fun exploring science.

The week will include opportunities to explore space using the facilities located at the Enid Campus as well as enjoying typical summer camp activities. This is a summer science exploration academy sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Enid Regional Development Alliance, and other local partnerships.

Dr. Wood-Black, the Academy’s Director, and NOC Chair of the Engineering, Physical Science and Process Technology Division, says that NOC has been working with the Enid Community and Industrial Partners to introduce the students to a wide variety of aspects related to the aerospace industry as well as some interesting science. While the week-long schedule has not been finalized, the students will be participating in many hands-on activities and will be able to present and take home their work.

Jeremy Hise, NOC’s Vice President for Enid, indicated that the academy is free to the participating students who are selected from the qualifying applications and enrollment is limited to forty students.

Applications are being accepted through March 31, and the application can be found at https://www.noc.edu/academics/academic-divisions/engineering-physical-science-and-process-technology-division/exploring-renewables/soaring-into-summer/ or more information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Wood-Black at [email protected].

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater. Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at www.noc.edu.


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