Summer Programs and Camps

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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 2021

Program

Upward Bound Non-Residential Scholars Academy

Target Population

9th-12th Grades

Dates

June 14-June 25

Application Deadline

May 3, 2021 
Apply Online: https://botform.compansol.com/202263953794059

Time

N/A

Program Contact

Dr. Kimberly Stanley, 252-335-3370, kdstanley@ecsu.edu
or Quay Dozier, 252-335-3368, qjdozier@ecsu.edu

Description

Intensive Math, Reading and Writing Boot Camp

STEM/Computer Science Camp

The Non-Residential component of the Upward Bound Program is designed to strengthen the math, reading, and writing skills of the participants. Additionally, students will be exposed to STEM and Computer Science concepts that will deepen their knowledge of the area and assist them with developing/using critical thinking and inquiry-based learning skills.

*The Upward Bound Program is a year-round program with an Academic and Summer Component, any student that is accepted will participate until they graduate from high school.

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

Upward Bound Residential Scholars Academy

Target Population

9th-12th Grades

Dates

June 27-July 16

Application Deadline

May 3, 2021 
Apply Online: https://botform.compansol.com/202263953794059

Time

9:00am-5:00pm

Program Contact

Dr. Kimberly Stanley, 252-335-3370, kdstanley@ecsu.edu
or Quay Dozier, 252-335-3368, qjdozier@ecsu.edu

Description

Intensive Math, Reading and Writing Boot Camp

STEM/Computer Science Camp

The Residential component of the Upward Bound is designed to generate 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 an 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 academic and cultural activities which provide students with insights and experiences that will generate the motivation necessary to proceed with their education.

*The Upward Bound Program is a year-round program with an Academic and Summer Component, any student that is accepted will participate until they graduate from high school.

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

High School NASA Aerospace/Aviation Career Academy (Residential –Co-Ed)

Target Population

9th – 12th grade level

Dates

June 13 – June 18, 2021

Application Deadline

Apply online: https://www.ecsu.edu/academics/programs/nasa-aero-acad/summer-academy.html

Time

N/A

Program Contact

Dr. Kuldeep S. Rawat 252-335-3846, ksrawat@ecsu.edu
or Mr. Orestes Gooden 252-335-3822, odgooden@ecsu.edu

Description

The NASA-ECSU Aerospace/Aviation Career Academy (Residential) program at ECSU is an exciting hands-on, week-long aviation program for high school students. Conducted by the Aviation Science program, the camp has focuses on aviation, aeronautical science, flight theory, airplanes as a vehicle, aviation history, STEM concepts as it relates to aviation, socio-economic benefits of aviation and aviation careers. This academy will enhance their enjoyment in discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities.

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

High School NASA/BWF Drone Exploration Academy (Residential - All Girls)

Target Population

9th – 12th grade level

Dates

June 20-June 25, 2021

Application Deadline

Apply online: https://www.ecsu.edu/academics/programs/nasa-aero-acad/summer-academy.html

Time

N/A

Program Contact

Dr. Kuldeep S. Rawat 252-335-3846, ksrawat@ecsu.edu
or Mr. Orestes Gooden 252-335-3822, odgooden@ecsu.edu

Description

The goal of the Drone Exploration Academy (Residential) is to capitalize on the increasing popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as Drones, to spark student interest and provide an experiential learning opportunity (ELO) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through hands-on project activities, students will be engaged real-world engineering design and scientific investigation using drones. Students will be engaged in mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design to enhance authentic and experiential learning, science challenges and outdoor activities that will make them laugh, think and express themselves with complete freedom. The Drone Exploration Academy is funded through grants from NASA and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

ECSU Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy (Residential) - Application Closed

Target Population

Selected Air Force Junior ROTC Cadets

Dates

May 27 – July 24, 2021 (After July 15th, the cadets will be housed in another accommodation)

Application Deadline

Closed

Time

N/A

Program Contact

Dr. Kuldeep S. Rawat

252-335-3846, ksrawat@ecsu.edu or Mr. Orestes Gooden

252-335-3822, odgooden@ecsu.edu

Description

16 AFJROTC cadets will gather on the campus of ECSU this summer for an intensive aviation academy. The cadets are part of a national program, the Chief of Staff Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy, and ECSU is one of 17 universities from across the country to be awarded a contract to train the cadets. The cadets will go through training that will educate them in various aspects of aviation and ultimately each one will earn a private pilot’s license.

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

ECSU Summer Transportation Institute (Non-Residential)

Target Population

Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders

Dates

TBD

Application Deadline

Not open yet

Time

8:00am – 3:00pm

Program Contact

Dr. Kuldeep S. Rawat

252-335-3846, ksrawat@ecsu.edu

orDr. Ellis E. Lawrence, 252-335-3846

Description

The STI program (Non-Residential) at ECSU is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is in its 22nd year. The goal of the program is to expose high school students to careers in transportation and how STEM training is the key to obtain theses careers. The four-week program covers topics in physics, electronics, programming, computer-aided-design, and mathematics. Lectures are complimented by weekly field trips and guest speakers. The theme of this summer’s STI program is Designing and Programming Robotic Ground Vehicles.

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

Science RISING! Elementary

Target Population

Rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders

Dates

C1: July 12th – July 16th

C2: July 19th – July 23rd

Application Deadline

April 12th – May 7th 

Apply online at https://cutt.ly/SRElem

Time

9:00am – 3:00pm (In-Person)

Program Contact

Antonio Rook

Office: (252) 335-3409

Email: adrook@ecsu.edu

Description

In partnership with UNC-Chapel Hill Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, ECSU is excited to announce two 1-week science RISING! Elementary programs for a total of 25 participants. Participants will explore the wonderful world of science through interactive experiments. Hands-on activities will allow campers to investigate a this year’s theme of engineering!

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

NSTI-Middle School (Pending Funding)

Target Population

Rising 7th & 8th Graders

Dates

July 6-30, 2021

Application Deadline

May 3rd - May 28

Apply online at https://cutt.ly/NSTIMS21

Time

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Program Contact

Antonio Rook

Office: (252) 335-3409

Email: adrook@ecsu.edu

Description

In partnership with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT), ECSU seeks to offer the National Summer Transportation Institute – Middle School (NSTI) program. NSTI-Middle School is geared to introducing STEM careers in transportation. Our program will impact 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; Enhancement, STEM, Entrepreneurship, Career Exploration, and Project 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.

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

CASER-ECSU Four Week Summer Bridge Program CASER (Comprehensive Academic Scaffolding to Enhance Retention of minority STEM students at ECSU)

Target Population

High school students accepted and committed to join ECSU in the fall semester of 2021

Dates

June 14 - July 09, 2021

Application Deadline

Until application cap is reached

Time

N/A

Program Contact

Dr. Eyualem Abebe

Office Phone: 252-335-3236

Email: Ebabebe@ecsu.edu

Description

The summer bridge program is the beginning of a full one year, evidence-based and comprehensive academic program. Program modules are well structured, integrated, and comprehensive that include discussions on scientific literacy, critical thinking & study skills with activities that promote cognitive processing of information and problem-solving strategies with the goal of strengthening independent learning. In addition, during the four weeks period, students will attend intensive classes in Biology, Chemistry and Math. They will be encouraged to attend first year orientation and will be trained in the various online learning platforms students encounter as first year students. Furthermore, given that they register for fall classes at ECSU, at the completion of the summer bridge program, each participant will receive a stipend of $1250. Academic year support includes five-hour-per-week tutorial and a tiered mentorship by undergraduate peers, graduate students and faculty. Regular workshops will be organized during the academic year to encourage and prepare students for summer research experience at ECSU and elsewhere, a key component of student preparedness for a career in the sciences but especially so to those who intend to join graduate programs.

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

The National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)LSAMP Freshmen Bootcamp

Target Population

Incoming ECSU Freshmen with STEM majors

Dates

06/28/2021 - 07/02/2021

Application Deadline

06/04/2021 - 05/13/2021

Time

N/A

Program Contact

Dr. Colby Hunter

Office Phone: (252) 335-3149

Email:  cmhunter@ecsu.edu

Description

Incoming freshmen students will be introduced

to the LSAMP program and work through a

rigorous 5-day curriculum focusing on STEM

topics. ECSU faculty will also speak to the

students about their research. On the last day

outside speakers in industry will provide

valuable knowledge to the students

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

LSAMP Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Target Population

LSAMP students at ECSU

Dates

05/24/2021 - 07/02/2021

Application Deadline

05/13/2021

Time

N/A

Program Contact

Dr. Colby Hunter

Office Phone: (252) 335-3149

Email:  cmhunter@ecsu.edu

Description

Current LSAMP undergraduates working with a

faculty mentor in STEM will continue projects

during this 5-week summer program

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

LSAMP Graduate Summer Research Program

Target Population

ECSU Graduate students in STEM

Dates

05/24/2021 - 07/02/2021

Application Deadline

05/13/2021

Time

N/A

Program Contact

Dr. Colby Hunter

Office Phone: (252) 335-3149

Email:  cmhunter@ecsu.edu

Description

Current graduate students working with a faculty mentor in STEM will continue projects during this 5-week summer program.

Cost for Participation

None

 

Program

VESTEMic, Sophomore Bridge Program SBP

Target Population

Students finishing their freshmen year. (Rising Sophomores)

Dates

06/07/21 - 07/08/21 (Tentative)

Application Deadline

NA (We have recruited most of our 15 participants)

Time

1st 2 weeks virtual & half a day.  2nd 3 weeks face to face & full day

Program Contact

Dr. Shirin Siddiqui: 252-335-3238

Mr. Raynard Townsel: 252-335-2913

Mr. Eduardo Santos: 252-548-3706

Description

Trying to prepare the raising sophomore for their upcoming academic year.  Will have time management, personal finances, personal hygiene in addition to mathematics, writing and reading and presentation skill development.  Will have basic and fun computer skill development activities there too.  Will try to have fun activities of games, field trips (virtual).  Overall team building and networking effort. 

Cost for Participation

None