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High Schoolers v. Zombies at Fontbonne Summer Camp
SAINT LOUIS – This week, 16 high school students from Hazelwood School District will prevent a zombie apocalypse using the math, science and technology lessons they learn at a Fontbonne University summer camp.
The one-week “Zombie Camp” will focus on epidemiology, the study of the spread of disease, which combines biology, mathematical modeling and computer simulation. A zombie attack will serve as the starting point of their study, and as students attempt to find the cause of the zombie transformations, full-time faculty from Fontbonne’s biological and physical sciences department will guide them in their journey. Fontbonne hopes to inspire budding STEM students through a pop culture lens. According to a recent Brookings Institution report, St. Louis will need more STEM professionals in the near future to fill 22 percent of the city’s job opportunities.
Assisted also by Fontbonne math and science students, campers will follow the spread of diseases through the modeling and analyzing of data and hands-on activities in the university’s laboratories. The camp runs from Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, and takes place on Fontbonne’s Clayton campus.
Learn more about studying biology and physical science at Fontbonne.