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EAC teams with EASI to host anatomy and physiology summer science camp

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EAC teams with EASI to host anatomy and physiology summer science camp

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Eastern Arizona College and the Eastern Arizona Science Initiative (EASI) partnered recently to offer an amazing Summer Science Camp opportunity for 15 high school students from throughout Eastern Arizona.

EASI’s Anatomy and Physiology Camp was held at the Eastern Arizona College Math and Science Building utilizing the classrooms and lab for the activities. The camp was conducted by EAC anatomy and physiology professor, Tammy Gillespie, and Duncan High School anatomy and physiology teacher, Becky Bell. The camp gave the students the opportunity to learn about the 11 body systems and their operation with a variety of hands-on labs and activities. The four-day camp culminated with the students viewing a cadaver to actually see what they had been learning about. Bell states, “The students were amazing and incredibly motivated to learn. I was impressed with their knowledge and desire to learn more.”

Paul Anger, director of EAC’s Discovery Park Campus and chair of the Eastern Arizona Science Initiative offered his special thanks to Freeport-McMoRan and the United Way of Graham County for their financial support through STEM grants, and Eastern Arizona College for the use of the anatomy and physiology classrooms, lab, and equipment. Anger acknowledged that “without their support, this amazing camp opportunity wouldn’t have been possible.”

For more information about the Eastern Arizona Science Initiative’s activities, please contact Anger at EAC’s Discovery Park Campus at (928) 428-6260 or by email at

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About EASI:

The Eastern Arizona Science Initiative (EASI) is a collaboration of individuals from throughout Eastern Arizona, including local educators, administrators, and community members who have a united goal of attracting students to science in the hopes of motivating them to seek advanced college courses and careers in science. EASI also sponsors the annual Eastern Arizona Regional Science Fair, and quarterly workshops for Teacher Professional Development, all hosted by the EAC Discovery Park Campus. Parents can support their students and their teachers by encouraging participation in the events and activities shared by the Eastern Arizona Science Initiative.