New York Camps

The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for K-12 students in engineering throughout the United States and Canada that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have been hosted by Universities and research centers in the past. Please note that all camps may not be offered every year and that new camps and programs are currently being added. Old or unsuccessful programs are always being eliminated or modified. A substantial number of programs specifically target minorities, women, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The programs offered change frequently, and this database is not comprehensive. This is only meant to be a guide to aid your search for engineering education preparation tools. Many of the programs offer scholarships and may have application deadlines as early as January. If you are interested in a program, please email, call or write the organization listed for an application and the most current information available.


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Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York
Horizons

Horizons I (7th grade females) and Horizons II (8th grade females) are one-week programs for girls who have an aptitude and interest in math and science or engineering. Horizons I accepts approximately 140 participants with 70 young women scheduled for each of the two weeks. Application packets are provided directly to more than 500 schools throughout New York State, however, new schools – in or out of State - are welcome to request materials or nominate students using the downloads below. If you'd like to be on the mailing list, please contact the program to let them know you wish to be added to the data base. Horizons II will accept approximately 100 participants with 50 scheduled for each of the two weeks. Priority for inclusion in Horizons II will be given to those candidates who participated in Horizons I and continue to qualify for the program. Materials will be mailed directly to these participants at their homes provided the address from Horizons I continues to be valid. If the participant has moved, she should submit a new address to the program before January of the year following her Horizons I participation.
Contact: Jennifer M. de Coste - Associate Vice President - Institutional Diversity Initiatives - Phone: (315) 268-3785 - Clarkson University - 8 Clarkson Avenue - Potsdam, NY 13699
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.clarkson.edu/pipeline/programs/horizons


Cornell University
The CURIE Academy

The CURIE Academy is a one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science and want to learn more about careers in engineering. Cornell University's world-renowned faculty and graduate students will lead CURIE participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities will provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell faculty, staff, and students. This summer, spend a week making new friends; experience life on a university campus; and explore the many exciting possibilities awaiting you in engineering. Apply to the CURIE Academy today!
Contact: Jami P. Joyner, Associate Director, Diversity Programs in Engineering, Cornell University and Debbie Moss, Administrative and Program Assistant. Address: Cornell University, Diversity Programs in Engineering, 146 Olin Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 Telephone: (607) 255-6403
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.engineering.cornell.edu/curie


Cornell University
CATALYST

The CATALYST Academy is a one-week summer residential program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The mission of the CATALYST Academy is to advance diversity in engineering and its related disciplines. Therefore, applications from students from backgrounds (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are especially encouraged. During the CATALYST Academy, Cornell University's world-renowned faculty and graduate students lead participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell faculty, staff, and students. This summer, spend a week making new friends; experience life on a university campus; and explore the many exciting possibilities awaiting you in engineering! Apply to the CATALYST Academy TODAY!
Contact: Jami P. Joyner, Associate Director, Diversity Programs in Engineering, Cornell University and Debbie Moss, Administrative and Program Assistant. Address: Cornell University, Diversity Programs in Engineering, 146 Olin Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 Telephone: (607) 255-6403
Email: dlm45@cornell[email protected]
Web site: http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/catalyst


Cornell University
Summer College

Wide selection of academic classes, the same as full semester-length courses but presented intensively during the 6 week summer session. Students can earn up to 8 college credits. Participation in one of eleven academic and career exploration seminars: Architecture; Biological Research and the Health Professions; The Business World; College Study Skills; Communication; Engineering; Schenker Exploration in the Humanities and Sciences; Law and the Legal Profession; Psychology; Veterinary Medicine; Visual Arts. Social and cultural activities.
Contact: Cornell University Summer College, B20 Day Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-2801. Telephone: (607) 255-6203, Fax: (607) 255-6665
Web site: http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/

 

Erie Community College – North Campus Williamsville, NY
CNC Precision Machining Summer Camp
Advances in Technology have changed the way we manufacture products and have created a high tech, high demand career field for Advanced Manufacturing.  In this camp, students will be introduced to CNC Programming and Machining. They will have the opportunity to use CAD/CAM software and CNC Machines to design and manufacture their own project. They will also have an introduction to the state of the art Water Jet Machining technique used in ECC’s labs. The camp will also include a tour of a local Engineering/Manufacturing Company.  This is a great opportunity for students in pre-engineering courses or technology courses in high school.
Dates: Monday, July 28, 2014 – Friday, August 1, 2014,   Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm 
Contact: Joanne Colmerauer, Project Director
Email: [email protected]
Website:  http://www.ecc.edu/highschool  

 

Erie Community College – North Campus Williamsville, NY
Nano Technology Camp: For Girls Only
Come and learn what Nano Technology is and why it’s important.  Learn how scientists are using Nano Technology to improve all kinds of everyday products from sports equipment to household goods.  This camp is designed specifically for girls interested in Engineering and Science.  The students will have the opportunity to use ECC’s new Scanning Electron Microscope.  Activities will be hands-on and interactive.  Concepts in solar energy will also be introduced.  The camp will also include a field trip/tour of a local company.
Dates:  Monday July 21st-July 25th,  Time:  9:00am-12:00pm 
Contact: Joanne Colmerauer
Email: [email protected]
Website:  http://www.ecc.edu/highschool

 

iD Tech Camps
Summer Technology and Computer Camps

Love programming, gaming, or robotics?  Take hobbies further and gain a competitive edge! Create iPhone apps, programs with C++ and Java, video games, websites, movies, 3D models, robots, photos, and more. Accredited Continuing Education Units are available. Over 130,000 students ages 7-17 have enrolled in fun and challenging, weeklong, day and overnight programs held at 60 prestigious universities in 27 states including Columbia, NYU, NYIT, Adelphi, Pace, and Vassar.  Small classes (max 8:1) are guaranteed, and taught by adult-only instructors for personalized curriculum with a small group to optimize learning and social experiences. Additional multi-week summer camp teen programs for ages 13-18 at select universities include: iD Gaming Academy (held at Vassar), iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking and photography; held at NYU).
Contact: 1-888-709-TECH (8324)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.internaldrive.com/locations/ny-summer-camps-new-york-computer-camps/


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Summer@Rensselaer Various summer enrichment programs

This summer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers students the chance to take credit courses and academic short courses reflecting the ground-breaking research being conducted in our state-of-the-art facilities. Enrichment Programs and Sports Camps are available for elementary, middle, and high school students and allow today's youth -- and tomorrow's leaders -- to explore and begin to develop their passions and interests. Find out where you fit in! For updated information including full program descriptions and application/registration forms visit our Web site.
Contact: Michael L. Gunther, Program Manager for Recruitment, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Outreach Programs Office, 110 8th Street, CII Suite 4011, Troy, NY 12180-3590 (518.388.6326)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://summer.rpi.edu


Rochester Institute of Technology
Everyday Engineering Summer Camp for girls entering grades 5-9

Everyday Engineering Summer Camp are week long, non-residential, summertime day camps designed to spark an interest in engineering & technology fields among girls and young women. Participants engage in hands-on build and design activities, engineering lab experiences, team building and problem-solving challenges. Curriculum inspires learning, promotes creativity and shows how engineers make the world a better place.
Contact: Jodi Carville, WE@RIT Director, 585-475-6321
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://we.rit.edu/


Rochester Institute of Technology
WE Explore for girls entering grades 10-12

WE Explore is a one-day program for students to learn about various engineering disciplines, meet RIT women engineering students, apply their creativity to a team engineering challenge, experience the RIT campus and discover that their talents can lead to an exciting career in engineering. It is held in connection with a RIT's College & Careers program.
Contact: Jodi Carville, WE@RIT Director, 585-475-6321
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://we.rit.edu/


Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf TechGirlz Camp for Girls with Hearing Loss
Girls with hearing loss who are entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade in fall 2008, and who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math can attend TechGirlz, a career exploration camp at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y. Campers learn to think about jobs and careers in science and technology by building their own computer to take home, discovering the secrets of roller coaster design, investigating a crime scene, and becoming a commander on a simulated mission to Mars. The cost is $650 and includes tuition, housing in a residence hall on campus, and meals and snacks for the week. Parents are invited to opening and closing activities.
Contact:  Heather Emerson-Jeremy, TechGirlz Program Coordinator, Rochester Institute of Technology, 585-475-7695 (voice/TTY).
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.rit.edu/NTID/TechGirlz3


Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester Engineering Entry Program

A four-year pre-engineering program administered at Edison Technical High School which includes hands-on experience in mechanical and electrical engineering. Facilities include 25 modern PCs, a machine shop, and a project assembly area.
Contact: Mr. Robert A. Ellson, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 14623-5604 (716-475-2148)
Email: [email protected]


Stony Brook University
Camp RoboTech - Introduction to 2D Game Creation

Learn to create your own game, storyline, game objects and actions. No Programming experience is required. In this program, students will embark on an exciting journey to explore the fundamentals of 2D game authoring systems using an object- oriented approach. Build terrains, players, enemies and create complete games. Publish the games onto a CD that can be distributed to friends and family. Take home your game on a CD at the end of the program. Space is limited and is available first come, first served. Open to Grades (2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
Contact: Naveena Swamy, Co-founder RoboTech Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794 (603.888.6102)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: www.robotechcenter.com


SUNYIT Office of Continuing Professional Education
SummerITeens

SummerITeens is a tuition-based series of academic day camps, held on the SUNYIT campus, and taught by SUNYIT faculty. Each one week camp explores a cool topic, with hands-on challenges to promote team-oriented problem-solving as well as individual self-discovery. Camp programs include Robotics and Advanced Robotics, Digital Photography, Digital Video, Girls' Math/Science and Green Team. 
Contact:  Elizabeth Rossi; Continuing Professional Education; (315-792-7383)
EMAIL: [email protected]
Web site: summeriteens.sunyit.edu


Syracuse University
Project ENGAGE

Two weeks, two programs, two life changing opportunities for the next generation: Week 1 July 15-21: Sustainability and Alternative Energy (7th graders); Week 2 July 22-28: Engineering and the Human Body (8th graders). Syracuse University’s Project ENGAGE is a residential program for girls with a wide range of interests and demonstrated ability across several academic areas with an aptitude in math and/or science.  Project ENGAGE accepts 20 participants through a competitive application process for each of the two-one week programs. Application packets are available through the Project ENGAGE website and will be accepted through April 20.
Contact: Project ENGAGE – LC Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University, 223 Link Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244; Phone: (315) 443-0466
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://engage.lcs.syr.edu


Syracuse University
Summer College Programs for High School Students

High school students may choose one of nine academic pre-college programs in acting/musical theater, architecture, art and design, engineering and computer science, law, fashion and textile design, liberal arts/arts & sciences, management, public communications. Programs offer regular undergraduate level and special pre-professional courses, all of which are college-level and credit-bearing seminars. Guest lecturers, recreational and social activities.
Contact: Syracuse University Summer College Programs for High School Students. 111 Waverly Avenue, Suite 240 Syracuse, NY 13244-1270
Telephone: (315) 443-5297, Fax: (315) 443-3976
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://sumweb.syr.edu/ssr/summer/index.htm


Union College
EDGE - Summer Engineering Workshop for High School Girls

Twenty-two high school girls from around the country take part in an engineering workshop tthat enhances the quality of life for bran damaged children taught by college faculty with the assistance of local high school teachers. The workshop theme is "Toys and Tools for Disabled Children," which focuses on developing technologies to enhance the learning activities (toys) and communication skills (tools) of disabled children. The girls will be engaged in: Bioengineering, Robotics and Communications. Evening and weekend recreation activities will be included.
Contact: Cherrice Traver, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308-3107 Telephone: 518.388.6326
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://engineering.union.edu/edge