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Former Race Car Driver Visits Science Camp at Marian College - 7/11/2008

Former race car driver Lyn St. James visited Camp GEMS on July 9 to help the campers build soap box derby cars.

Camp GEMS is a two-week camp for 11-year old girls that emphasizes math and science education and also encourages young girls to be strong, smart, and bold. The camps was created through a collaboration between the Life Science Education Center at Marian College and Girls Incorporated. Camp GEMS is one of several math and science camps that Marian College held this summer for K-12 students.

The campers will test-drive their soap box derby cars, two of which were donated by James, on July 18 from 9-11 a.m., when they will race their way down Wilbur Shaw Hill at 30th Street and Cold Spring Road near the Marian College campus.

For more information about Marian College Summer Math and Science Camps, visit the Life Science Education Center at Marian College web site or contact Janice Hicks Slaughter, director of K-12 programming and outreach for the School of Mathematics and Sciences, at or 317.524.7701.