**Photo Opportunity** |
From Crime Scenes to Roller Coasters
EOP students make summer learning a hands-on
experience at Marquette
July 22, 2005
Students in the Upward Bound and Science and Math at Marquette
(SAMM) programs have been working hard this summer. While
other kids have been going to the park or the beach, they
head to Marquette to get a head-start on higher learning.
Not that it has been all text books and pop quizzes. Upward
Bound students spent the summer building Rube Goldberg machines,
making and marketing their own brands of hand lotions and
learning about the complexities of crime scene investigations.
Other students served at internships throughout the city.
SAMM sophomores and juniors built roller coasters, and students
from both programs participated in a variety of arts courses
including ceramics, quilting, painting, film-making, digital
photography and poetry writing.
These dedicated students will be exhibiting their
completed projects on Thursday, July 28 from 6:30
p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union
ballroom at 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
"The Upward Bound students and their teachers have worked
hard all summer long,” said Gregory Frederick, Associate Director,
EOP. “ This exhibition gives them a chance to demonstrate
the power of problem-based and project based learning. In
collaborative teams, students put their knowledge of math
and science to work in a variety of imaginative and creative
The Marquette University Educational Opportunity Program
(EOP) is an academic program that motivates and enables low-income
and first generation students, whose parents do not have a
baccalaureate degree, to enter and succeed in higher education.
EOP consists of two pre-college programs: Upward Bound and
SAMM and two college programs: Students Support Services and
McNair Scholars. Upward Bound offers specialized classes,
tutorials, college placement assistance, career development
labs, personal counseling and social/cultural activities and
For more information on the Educational Opportunity program,
please visit www.marquette.edu/eop/home/
. Interested media should contact Anne Broeker in
the office of Public Affairs at (414)288-0286.
Office of Public Affairs Contacts
Media Relations Specialist
Phone: (414) 288-1988