August 18, 2010 Edition

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Shaw completes program

Joshua Shaw of Strawberry shows a certificate he received for his contribution in the Physics/Engineering Research Group at the recent Upward Bound Math and Science program at Lyon College in Batesville.
Joshua Shaw of Strawberry, a junior at Hillcrest High School, recently completed the five-week Upward Bound Math and Science program at Lyon College in Batesville.

The purpose of Upward Bound Math-Science is to help students achieve the motivation, the confidence and the academic preparation needed to complete college and successfully pursue careers in mathematics and science.

The program provides mentored research in a math or science related subject such as biology, chemistry, engineering, computer science or physics. Joshua's area of research was in the physics/engineering field. He researched, designed and built a mousetrap car that traveled a distance of 36 feet.

The program also provides ACT preparation, as well as study and discussion of literature from different periods. The students also participate in field trips to area businesses that employ professionals in math/science related careers.

Students experience cultural enrichment opportunities during their visits to museums, theaters, ethnic restaurants and other attractions in Little Rock, Memphis and Tulsa.

Shaw also attended a college and financial aid workshops and participated in seminars on study skills, personal time management, goal setting and leadership. The program offered career advising, individual academic advising and a visit to another college campus.

During the five-week program, Shaw distinguished himself both academically and through his citizenship. He received the Lyon College Upward Bound Math-Science 2010 Certificate of Completion. He also received a Certificate of Recognition for his contribution to the Upward Bound Physics/Engineering Research Group.

He was selected by the UBMS Resident Staff and Tutor Mentors to receive the Residence Life Award. He was chosen as the Upward Bound Star Student by faculty and staff of Lyon College and was also named the Upward Bound Math and Science Student of the Week.

Shaw is the son of Leonard and Yota Shaw of Strawberry.

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