In Brief

Kidney cancer support group

FLINT — The Kidney Cancer Educational Support Group presents a very important meeting June 14 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute, 302 Kensington (off Robert T. Longway Blvd., between I-475 and Dort Hwy.).

Guest speaker: Dr. Kanta Bhambhani, MD. will speak on Pediatric Cancer. She is co-director of the neuro-oncology program, director of the lead poisoning clinic and professor of pediatrics at Wayne State University. She is also on the staff of Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

The meeting is open to the general public. Details: Call Prof. Frank Friedman at 810-2328233 or Lori Burger, GHCI at 810-762-8226. — G.G.

Kettering University offering sustainable energy program

FLINT — Students in ninth-12th grades have the opportunity to ‘Get Energized!’ and gain knowledge in one of the fastest growing industries in the country during a Sustainable Energy Pre-College Program in June at Kettering University.

The program will have two sessions. The first, for ninth and 10th grade students (must have completed eighth grade by June), will be June 13-17. The second, for 11th and 12th grade students (must have completed 10th grade by June), will be June 20-24.

Students in the program will learn how biogas and nuclear power are produced, how fuel cells work and can be used to power homes, cars and buses, how to build a fuel cell car and wind turbine from a kit and how solar, hydro and wind power can be used.

To apply, students must complete an application found at futurestudents/ precollege/ docs/ SustainableApplication. pdf. They also must submit two letters of recommendation (from math or science teachers) and pay the program fee of $150. Students also must have transportation to and from Kettering University each day.

The application deadline is June 3. Application materials can be mailed to: Kettering University, Sustainable Energy Pre-College Program, Attn: Virginia Hill, 1700 University Ave., Flint, MI 48504.— G.G.

Upward Bound Program at MCC

GENESEE COUNTY — Mott Community College TRIO Upward Bound is currently recruiting students for participation in its program. Students will have an opportunity to take part in an exciting six-week summer experience, as well as a program during the school year, with activities such as tutoring, college and cultural visits.

The application deadline is June 1. To obtain an application, please call 810-232-4696.

Students who will be in the ninth or 10th grade and who will attend any one of the following Flint Community Schools: Flint Northern, Flint Southwestern Academy, Flint Northwestern, or The Classical Academy in the fall of 2011 are eligible to enroll in Upward Bound. Candidates must have at least a 2.0 GPA, meet specific income guidelines or have parent(s) who do not hold a bachelor’s degree.

Upward Bound offers a broad range of free services and activities to students, including instruction and tutoring in several academic areas, ACT preparation, college visits and field trips. Other services include academic counseling, exposure to a variety of academic programs and cultural events, mentoring and information about postsecondary educational opportunities.

Details: Call the MCC Upward Bound Office at 810- 762-5117. — G.G.

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