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MT Sampler Camp gives youths a glimpse of college [+VIDEO]

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Middle school students from across the region beginning to think about college and careers experienced a variety of MTSU offerings during the MT Sampler Camp June 8-12.

Camp Director Nancy Stubblefield, an adviser in the College of Mass Communication, arranged for more than 20 middle schoolers to check out segments of business, horse science, chemistry and physics, education, art and much more during the weeklong camp.

One three-pronged field trip off-campus June 9 included visits to MTSU aerospace facilities at Murfreesboro Airport just off Memorial Boulevard, the Horse Science Center and the Tennessee Miller Coliseum on West Thompson Lane and the MTSU Farm and Dairy on Guy James Road in Lascassas, Tennessee.

The June 22-26 MT Sampler Camp for high school students is full with 40 students registered.

To inquire about the 2016 MT Sampler Camp, look for information to become available at www.mtsu.edu/sampler or contact Stubblefield at Nancy.Stubblefield@mtsu.edu.

For now, she plans to hold one camp in 2016 that will be for rising eighth- through 11th-graders.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

As MT Sampler Camp participants Zac Music, left, and Bradie McCarty share a laugh while watching, MTSU's Johnny Haffner performs an ultrasound, showing them the method used on pregnant horses in the Horse Science Center. MT Sampler Camp youngsters toured the facility and Tennessee Miller Coliseum June 9. (MTSU photo by Randy Weiler)

MT Sampler Camp participants Zac Music, left, and Bradie McCarty laugh while watching MTSU’s Johnny Haffner perform an ultrasound, showing them the method used on pregnant horses in the university’s Horse Science Center. MT Sampler Camp youngsters toured the Horse Science Center and Tennessee Miller Coliseum June 9. (MTSU photos by Randy Weiler)

Micah Owens, 12, of Cookeville, Tennessee, visits with a horse named Junior in the MTSU Horse Science Center stable area on West Thompson Lane June 9 during a visit by MT Sampler Camp participants. Owens, who said she is allergic to horses, is a home-schooled student and granddaughter of Dr. Rosemary Owens, MTSU coordinator of strategic university partnerships for the office of the provost. (MTSU photo by Randy Weiler)

Micah Owens, 12, of Cookeville, Tennessee, visits with a horse named Junior in the MTSU Horse Science Center stable area on West Thompson Lane June 9 during a visit by MT Sampler Camp participants. Owens, who said she is allergic to horses, is a home-schooled student and granddaughter of Dr. Rosemary Owens, MTSU coordinator of strategic university partnerships for the office of the provost.

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