Summer Camp Mission

To provide an opportunity for middle and high school students to explore science and technology disciplines based on challenging and real-world problem solving. To apply the state-of-the-art technology to understand scientific concepts in solving real-world problems.

Summer Camp Goals

We want to accomplish the following learning objectives in the summer camp:

  • Stimulate curiosity and excitement in middle/high school students through the introduction of the state-of-the-art computer tools andtechnology.
  • Place students in an actual university environment, interacting with scientists and computer professionals as role models.
  • Allow scientists and computer professionals to transmit their own excitement with science and technology and spark the children’s imagination and curiosity.
  • Demonstrate the feasibility of a career in science and/or information technology.
  • Disseminate the success of the program to universities and middle/high schools nationwide.

Summer Camp Eligibility

Selection for the program is based on the following criteria:

  • Students attending junior and high schools (grades 8-12) in Newark NJ area
  • A strong interest in science, mathematics, and technology
  • Recommendations from teachers and/or counselors
  • Preference is given to underrepresented minorities (African-American, Hispanic, and Native American)