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Summer enrichment Programs and Camps

 

Every summer, ECSU offers academic enrichment camps for middle and high school students on the ECSU campus. Programs include a wide variety of topics ranging from science, aerospace, math, robotics, reading, transportation and more. Campers make new friends and experience life on a college campus in a safe, fun learning environment.

 

SUMMER 2017

ECSU Summer Transportation Institute (STI)
The  Summer Transportation Institute introduces high school students to the potential STEM career opportunities that exist in the area of transportation. Activities will include classroom instruction and laboratory experiments. Field trips will expose the students to a wide variety of careers in transportation while emphasizing the importance of mastering a STEM education.

Date: June 12, 2017
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Grade: 11th & 12th Grade (Non-Residential)
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dr. Ellis Lawrence (252) 340-3446,  eelawrence@ecsu.edu

 

NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy (No longer accepting applications)
The goal of the program is to improve STEM literacy by engaging students, family members and teachers through integration of emerging technologies. Activities during summer will introduce students to STEM fields to careers in aerospace through a balanced mix of theory, hands-on activities, field trips, and guest seminars/lectures. The project will adopt a well-established NASA curriculum with problem- based learning at its core and integrate 3D printing technology, sensor-based measurement systems, and mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design activities to enhance authentic and experiential learning experiences.

Date: June 18 – June 23, 2017 OR July 9 – 14, 2017 (No longer accepting applications)
Grade: 9-12th Grade (Residential Camp)
Contact: Dr. Kuldeep Rawat 252-335-3846, ksrawat@ecsu.edu, Mr. Warren Poole, 252-335-3443, wepoole@ecsu.edu, Mr. Orestes Gooden, 252-335-3822, odgooden@ecsu.edu

 

Pathways in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing (PiMERS) Middle School Program
Pathways in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing (PiMERS) represents a joint effort between Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). In addition The Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) representing 54 MSIs will support this contribution to the NASA national efforts for achieving excellence in STEM education. PiMERS is a two-year project, which contributes to the effective implementation of NASA’s educational goals and objectives using NASA’s unique assets and capabilities in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing. In addition PiMERS will provide the opportunity to include the areas of computational chemistry and aviation, through the PiMERS Advisory Board, future strategy sessions and NASA LaRC research seminars.

Date: June 19-30, 2017
Time:
10:00am–3:00pm
Grade:
Rising 7th & 8th Graders (Non-Residential)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
Dr. Darnell Johnson (252) 335-3696, djohnson@cerser.ecsu.edu

 

VESTEM Innovation and Collaboration (VESTEMic) Model Five-Week Residential Sophomore Bridge Program
The five-week bridge program for rising sophomores majoring in a STEM discipline is designed to better retain the freshman cohort by strengthening basic concepts in science and mathematics. Participants will engage in 200 hours of classroom instruction in physics, organic chemistry, statistics, and genetics. Students will attend seminars in test-taking strategies, self-efficacy building, essay writing and reading. Students will participate in three field trips at research and educational sites.

Dates: June 19, 2017 –July 21, 2017 
Time:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grade
: Rising Sophomores majoring in STEM discipline
Contact:
Dr. Gloria E. Payne, (252) 335-3595,  gepayne@ecsu.edu   | Dr. Ali Khan,  (252) 335-3242,  aakhan@ecsu.edu

 

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science /ECSU-NC-MSEN  Summer Transportation Institute (Middle School)
This summer institute impacts middle school students by providing career awareness and learning experiences that focus on transportation and related courses of study. Students will enroll in five classes; (1) Enhancement, (2) Math, (3)Entrepreneurship, (4) Career Exploration, and (5) SeaPerch Designing. During this four week period students will be exposed to rigorous hands-on, inquiry-based activities and lab experiences in STEM. The summer session will include field trips and other activities that incorporate self-discovery, cooperative learning, goal setting, career exploration, as well as academic/career advising.

Date: June 19, 2017 –July 17, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Grade: 7th and 8th Graders
Contact: Mr. Antonio Rook , (252) 335-3468, adrook@ecsu.edu / Mr. Milton Bond, (252) 335-3409,  mtbond@ecsu.edu

 

Upward Bound

The Upward Bound Program generates in its participants, the skills and motivation necessary to persist in, enter into and complete a program of secondary and post-secondary education. The summer instructional component is a six week intensive academic, vocational and social development program designed to establish and maintain excellence in education.  Students receive the opportunity to live on the university campus and participate in cultural enrichment activities which provide students with insights and experiences that will generate the motivation necessary to proceed with furthering their education.

Date: June 25, 2017 – July 27, 2017
Grade: 9th – 12th Graders (Residential)
Contact:  Mrs. Quay Dozier, (252) 335-3368, qjdozier@ecsu.edu/ Dr. Kimberly Stanley, (252) 335-3370, kdstanley@ecsu.edu

 

Camp Empower
Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grades participate in daily brainstorming and group discussions; personal vision and goal manifestation activities; confidence, team-building and leadership sessions. Innovative and creative business development projects and games will introduce concepts of financial literacy, entrepreneurial pursuits, and community service while developing the existing talents and skills of our young ladies.

Date: June 26-28, 2017
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Grade: Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th Grades (Girls Only)
Cost: $25.00
Contact: Melba Smith, Radio and TV Services, (252) 335-3985,  mybrown@ecsu.edu 

 

NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy (Summer 2017)

The NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy of Northeastern North Carolina (NENC) is a collaborative effort between NASA, Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and six satellite school system sites: Bertie, Windsor, NC; Elizabeth City/Pasquotank, Elizabeth City, NC; Halifax, Enfield, NC; Green, Snow Hill, NC; Martin, Williamston, NC; Perquimans, Hertford, NC.

The Minority University Research and Education Project will adopt a well-established NASA STEM curriculum with problem-based learning at its core charged with the commitment to increase STEM exposure of underserved and underrepresented students in grades K– 12. This week —long structured STEM enrichment program engages middle school students in activities that improve their analytical skills within science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Participants will develop and strengthen the skills and knowledge needed for success in STEM studies and STEM Careers.

This year’s theme “A Mission to Mars” will use STEM skills to design, construct, and simulate a virtual trip to Mars utilizing activities through both individual and group work with cooperative learning that reinforces hands-on and classroom learning.

Date: June 26 – June 30, 2017
Grade: 6-8th Grade (Non-Residential)
Cost: FREE
RegisterRegister online HERE

Contact: Dr. Kuldeep Rawat  252-335-3846,  ksrawat@ecsu.edu , Mr. Warren Poole, 252-335-3443, wepoole@ecsu.edu,  Mr. Orestes Gooden, 252-335-3822, odgooden@ecsu.edu

 
Pathways in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing (PiMERS) Senior Computer Training Camp

Pathways in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing (PiMERS) represents a joint effort between Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). In addition The Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) representing 54 MSIs will support this contribution to the NASA national efforts for achieving excellence in STEM education. PiMERS is a two-year project, which contributes to the effective implementation of NASA’s educational goals and objectives using NASA’s unique assets and capabilities in Mathematics Education and Remote Sensing. In addition PiMERS will provide the opportunity to include the areas of computational chemistry and aviation, through the PiMERS Advisory Board, future strategy sessions and NASA LaRC research seminars.

Date: July 10- August 24, 2017
Time: TBA
Age: Senior Citizens
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dr. Darnell Johnson (252) 335-3696, djohnson@cerser.ecsu.edu 

 

ECSU Viking Auxiliary Team to Host Youth Basketball Camp

ECSU Youth Basketball Camp is committed to helping campers improve their individual basketball skills in all areas of the game, develop athletically, improving leadership and confidence on the court, and knowledge of the game.  Campers will work closely with Camp Director Coach Ronald Nixon, the ECSU coaching staff and student assistants for individual instructions and in competition situation.

Date: July 12 & 13, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location:
R. L. Vaughan Center Gymnasium
Registration:
To register, please fill out the form and return to: Please make checks payable to: ECSU Viking Athletic Aux. Camp Coordinator: Ms. Maryella W. Leigh 1825 Darian Drive Elizabeth City, NC 27909,  (252) 338-3194.  
Contact:  Maryella Leigh,  Maryella.leigh028@gmail.com  or Katherine Felton, zetablue09@gmail.com