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Start Date:  July 7, 2013
End Date: July 12, 2013

STEM Summer Academy 2013

Environmental Engineering Design Summer Academy

June 16th, 2013 - June 21st, 2013

Environmental engineering is the discipline most responsible for preserving and improving human health. Environmental engineers work on projects such as designing drinking water treatment systems and protecting soil, air, and water from pollution.   In the Environmental Engineering Design Summer Academy, students will gain first-hand, project-based experience using knowledge from science, technology, and math to design and construct a solution to an authentic issue in environmental engineering.  Along the way, students will learn problem solving skills and engineering design principles that have many real world applications.  Principles and projects involved in the Environmental Engineering Design Summer Academy are designed to be independent of but complimentary to the Green Chemistry Summer Academy.  Students receive credit for Engineering 101 and 102 (one credit each) for completing the program.

Cost:  $500 (financial aid is available).  Selected students will be provided with room and board and all course materials (up to $2,000 value).  Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program.  Students with an interest in pursuing a career in the sciences or technical fields are encouraged to attend.

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Gaming Summer Academy

July 07, 2013 - July 12, 2013

Gaming is a field in computer science in which the power of game play and computer technology are harnessed for a wide variety of applications such as video games, business and science simulations, crime scene investigations, virtual reality explorations, artificial intelligence, advertising, television and video productions.  In the Gaming Summer Academy, students will have the opportunity to experience aspects of game design and production, including programming, story mapping, and graphic design.  Students will also have the opportunity to learn about careers in gaming through experts in industry.  Students receive 2 college credits in Computer Science 240 (Applied Programming Languages) for computing this program.

This program is made possible through a partnership with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and Harrisburg University's Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies.

Cost:  $400 (financial aid is available).  Selected students will be provided with room and board and all course materials (up to $2,000 value).  Students will earn two college credits upon completion of the program. 

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Green Chemistry Summer Academy

June 23, 2013 - June 28, 2013

Green chemistry is an approach to chemistry from the sustainability perspective. Building sustainability into the utilization of resources, product designs and activities can decrease dependencies on non-renewable resources as well as decrease chemical hazards. In the Green Chemistry Summer Academy, students will be challenged to conduct research and design a solution to a real world issue utilizing principles from green chemistry. Each student team will design a project, collect and analyze data, and communicate project results to their peers. Principles and projects involved in this academy are designed to complement the processes and principles that will be utilized in the Environmental Engineering Design Academy. Students receive two college credits for Science 102 (a special topics School of Sciences course) for completing this program.

Cost: $400 (financial aid is available). Selected students will be provided with room and board and all course supplies and materials (up to a $2,000 value). Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program. Students with an interest in pursuing a career in the sciences or technical fields are encouraged to attend.

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Mad Math Summer Academy

June 23, 2013 - June 28, 2013

The MAD (Making a Difference) Math Summer Academy description coming soon.

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