Making a difference in medicine

VAMPY campers had a unique opportunity Tuesday when Dr. Paula Grisanti of the National Stem Cell Foundation talked about the future of medicine and the work of the Louisville-based foundation. As noted on its website, the NSCF fosters “connections between research, education, and advocacy to turn great ideas into real solutions.” One of the most […]

Let’s talk politics!

“My fellow Americans, ask not what VAMPY can do for you – ask what you can do for VAMPY!”   This week in Presidential Politics, we moved on from Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson to the presidencies of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush. Alongside instruction from Mr. Dennis Jenkins, […]

Igniting the week – and the grill

We started the week with a typical VAMPY Sunday night dinner plan: a cookout. The campers lined up for hamburgers, hot dogs, and macaroni and cheese (with cookies and Rice Krispie treats for dessert) on the main lawn of Florence Schneider Hall. A couple of Frisbees were brought out, and many of us played catch […]

Math makes the world go ’round

boy looking at computer showing geometry sphere

Something I love about mathematics is the wealth of things it can describe. Throughout the first week of VAMPY, we have explored complex shapes, patterns in nature, and probability. Campers discovered unique ways in which these topics describe the world around us.   As one of the hottest weeks of June came to a close, […]