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Click here for a printable PDF of the Summer Workforce Development and Community Education course book.

STEM Scholarship for Kids/Teen

This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) scholarship was established in 2017 by SIM (Society for Information Management) Albany. As part of its efforts to give back to the local community, SIM looks for opportunities to collaborate and work with academic institutions and non-profit organizations that promote STEM through their programs.

The STEM scholarship will be awarded to students interested in attending STEM classes through the SUNY Schenectady Workforce Development and Community Education’s Kid and Teen Academy. The intention of the scholarship is to make it possible for economically disadvantaged students to take STEM classes by funding some or all of the cost of a class. The number of awards and award amount may vary based on the number of applicants and the type of class. Look for the * to identify STEM offerings.

If you are interested in applying for the STEM scholarship for your child, please fill out the application to apply. Please contact Maria C. Kotary at (518) 595-1101, ext. 4 or kotarymc@sunysccc.edu with any questions or concerns.

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Kid and Teen Academy

INTRODUCTION TO HORSEBACK RIDING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
Section #1:

CRN# 60362
CFP 335-51
Thursdays, May 23 – June 27
4-5 p.m.

Fee: $195
INTRODUCTION TO HORSEBACK RIDING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
Section #2:

CRN# 60363
CFP 335-51
Thursdays, July 11 – August 15
4-5 p.m.

Fee: $195
This course will be taught at the New Horizons Stables, located at 586 Pearse Road, Schenectady, N.Y., 12309.
Students, ages 6-15, will have an opportunity to take introductory level riding lessons that allow them to bond with their horse and focus on proper technique and safety. Riders are grouped according to riding ability with no experience necessary. Students are asked to wear boots or shoes with a heel, appropriate riding attire such as jeans or comfortable pants and no loose clothing. Riding helmets will be provided to all students, but students are also welcome to bring their own. Students will ride in one of the Capital District’s largest indoor arenas - the New Horizons Stables. Don’t miss this opportunity – class size is limited. Click here to register.

VOICE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 60277
CFP 306-51
June 3 – August 9
By Appointment

Fee: $225
Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Students should be 6-16 years of age. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Michaela Lucas, Music Director at Mekeel Christian Academy, who taught music in Switzerland for seven years. Click here to register.

PIANO LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 60249
CFP 300-51
June 3 – August 9
By Appointment

Fee: $225
This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-16, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Rebecca Schmid, who has taught at Brown School of Music and currently teaches at Joyful Noise School of Music. Click here to register.

GUITAR LESSONS FOR KIDS
CRN# 60250
CFP 305-01
June 3 – August 9
By Appointment

Fee: $275
This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-16, will include fundamental instruction in reading notes, strumming chords to songs, and technical development. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students must bring their own guitars. This course is taught by Paul Quigley, Adjunct Faculty Member in the SUNY Schenectady School of Music. Click here to register.

CLASSICAL GUITAR LESSONS FOR KIDS
CRN# 60816
CFP 947-01
June 3 – August 9
By Appointment

Fee: $275
Beginner to advanced lessons for classical/fingerstyle guitar. Students ages 6-16 will focus on using the fingers instead of a guitar pick to perform music from classical, folk, blues, and contemporary music styles. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. A nylon string guitar is recommended. Students must bring their own guitars. This course is taught by Paul Quigley, Adjunct Faculty Member in the SUNY Schenectady School of Music. Click here to register.

*GROSS OUT!
CRN# 60625
CFP 383-01
Monday-Friday, July 1 – July 5 (no class July 4)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee: $130
Miss Manners might not approve, but your child definitely will. Students, grades K-5, will spend the week learning about our gross bodily functions - burping, boogers, excrement, gas, saliva, and germs. They will learn how our brain, cells, heart, organs and blood contribute. They will also make exploding “toothpaste,” “edible excrement,” handmade ice cream and their own slimy “boogers” to take home. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

*ADVANCED LEGO ROBOTICS
CRN# 60810
CFP 942-01
July 1 – July 5 (no class July 4)
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: $225
Using LEGO Mindstorms components to build and program more advanced projects, students will build robots that travel, monitor sensors, and use advanced programming. Students, ages 9-14, will build a variety of increasingly sophisticated robots like the Strider (a six-legged creature), the Rock Climber (a climbing vehicle), the Brick Sorter (a robot that sorts by color and size), the Robotic Arm (a mover and picker), and the exciting Humanoid Robot. This class presents numerous building and programming challenges throughout the week. Students are encouraged to think creatively and to apply what they have learned to develop the skills essential in creating their own robot masterpieces. This course is taught by Club Scientific. Click here to register.

*EMERGENCY VET
Section #1:

CRN# 60359
CFP 332-01
July 1 – July 5 (no class July 4)
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: $225
*EMERGENCY VET
Section #2:

CRN# 60821
CFP 332-02
Monday-Friday, August 12 – August 16
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $285 
This class is a young person’s ticket to the world of veterinary medicine. Young vets, ages 9-14, will have an opportunity to look into the exciting careers of real veterinarians and allow them to be involved in related hands-on activities and experiments. Each student will receive his or her own medical kit. Sample topics include animal behavior, DNA extraction, clinical procedure, diseases and parasites, First Aid, dental care and much more. This course is taught by Club Scientific. Click here to register.

*HANDS-ON ARCHAEOLOGY FOR KIDS
CRN# 60261
CFP 314-01
Monday–Friday, July 8 – July 12
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fee: $250
Young archaeologists, ages 9-13, will have the opportunity to participate in an actual excavation at a site in the Schenectady area. They will learn the methods and skills used by archaeologists, with an emphasis on observation and deductive reasoning. Activities include defining research goals, survey, excavation, data and artifact recording, artifact identification and analysis, and presenting results. Family and friends are invited on Friday afternoon to see the students’ presentations on their activities. Students must wear closed toed shoes with socks, and bring a bagged lunch and a water bottle. Students should also wear sunscreen while working outside. This course is taught by Jamie Meinsen, who has experience with both prehistoric archaeology and historical archaeology. She holds an M.A. in Anthropology from the University at Albany and a B.A. from SUNY New Paltz. Click here to register.

*CAMP EUREKA
CRN# 60806
CFP 940-51
Monday - Friday, July 8 – July 12
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee: $159
Inspire the inventor and scientist in you. In this course, students, ages 6-12, will investigate awesome inventions created before modern science really began. They will learn about Leonardo da Vinci and how his ideas predicted future inventions (e.g., catapults and trebuchets). Students will also explore the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Rube Goldberg in order to understand that we have no limitations. Each day they will test their resourcefulness through different scenarios in which they must solve problems and “invent” solutions. Students will also explore science fiction and where fiction meets science facts. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

CUPCAKE DESIGN AND DECORATING
CRN# 60799
CFP 317-51
Tuesday, July 9
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee: $50
Students, ages 9-13, will learn different cupcake decorating techniques using buttercream icing. Young bakers are asked to bring an apron and a water bottle. NOTE: Students will be working with foods containing both dairy and gluten. While the items will not contain nuts, they will come from a bakery that utilizes nuts. Proper sanitation practices are followed on all equipment to avoid cross-contamination. This course is taught by Kate Crandall, owner of Kate’s Kakes, LLC, an all-scratch bakery established in 2003. Click here to register.

*COMPUTER GAME CREATOR
Section #1:

CRN# 60258
CFP 312-01
July 15 – July 19
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: $275
*COMPUTER GAME CREATOR
Section #2:

CRN# 60689
CFP 312-02
Monday-Friday, August 12 – August 16
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $285
Bits, boards, cables, and more. Students, ages 9-14, will learn to type code, drag blocks, and cast terminal commands. They will learn real code and make their own animations, game boards, characters light shows, and more. Simple challenges will teach students how powerful code blocks can unlock endless potential. This course is taught by Club Scientific. Click here to register.

*CSI: FORENSIC SCIENCE
CRN# 60800
CFP 347-01
July 15 – July 19
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: $275
Students, ages 10-14, will learn to become crime scene investigators during actual crime scene setups. Students will learn how law enforcement professionals solve crimes and meet real professional Crime Scene Investigators, K-9 Handlers, and Forensic Pathologists. Students will use the tools used in the field to collect evidence. They will also learn how a crime is actually solved and how biology, chemistry, and physics play a major role in the investigation. This course is taught by Club Scientific. Click here to register.

*LEGO® BRIXOLOGY
CRN# 60601
CFP 978-51
Monday–Friday, July 15 – July 19
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee: $155
Students, grades K-5, will learn about the exciting field of engineering as a “Mad Scientist” guides them to accomplish engineering-themed projects using LEGO® bricks. Step in the shoes of an aerospace engineer while assembling a space station and delve into the physics of carnival rides, structural basics of bridges, and nature’s very own engineering marvels. Tinker with bricks and build your own LEGO®-compatible brick models to test and rebuild at home. Get into engineering the Mad Science way. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

BLACKLIGHT THEATER WORKSHOP
CRN# 60620
CFP 999-01
July 15 – July 19
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fee: $175
In this introductory course, students, grades 6-9, will learn about black light stagecraft, performance, illusion technique, and special effects. They will use fluorescent costumes, props, and puppets on a darkened stage to create magical theater. They will be guided in all stages of creating and staging a black light show to be performed at the end of the course. No prior experience is needed. Students should wear comfortable dark-colored clothing. This course is taught by Ron Miller, Director of Eidolon Theater. Click here to register.

MUSICAL THEATER FOR CHILDREN/TEENS
CRN# 60370
CFP 341-01
Monday–Thursday, August 12 – August 22
12-4 p.m.

Fee: $390
Do you love to act and sing? Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in a musical production? In this course, students, ages 8-14, will learn the basic techniques of acting, stage presence, proper singing techniques and vocal independence, and understanding of the theater. As they audition for roles, work on costumes/sets, and rehearse the selected musical, students will build self-confidence, cooperation, leadership, and teamwork skills. The course will end with a performance of the musical play presented by the class. This course is taught by Christina Pickreign, who holds a Master’s degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University at Albany. She has performed numerous times as a soloist and in music theater productions throughout the Capital District, and is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the SUNY Schenectady School of Music. Click here to register.

*BECOMING A YOUNG AVIATOR
CRN# 60365
CFP 337-01
Monday–Friday, August 19 – August 23
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee: $150
Students, ages 8-10, will spend the week at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, learning about aviation and what real pilots do on the ground and in the air. In this hands-on class, students will learn about the history of aviation and aircraft design, the forces of flight – how airplanes fly (thrust, lift, drag and flight control), use a flight simulator, make and launch stick rockets, and have an opportunity to interact with guest speakers including a Naval Aviator. Students will have a guided tour of the museum’s incredible exhibits and airpark which features more than 20 historic military aircraft. Students will be able to get into the cockpits of some of these legendary fighter and attack aircraft. Students will also have the opportunity to work with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 602 to become Junior EAA members, which includes a half-hour flight. In case of weather issues, Saturday, August 24, will be an alternate flight day. This course will be taught by the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. Click here to register.

*TWEEN AVIATORS
CRN# 60817
CFP 948-01
Monday–Friday, August 19 – August 23
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee: $150
Students, ages 11-12, will spend the week at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, learning about aviation, what real pilots do, and careers in aviation. In this hands-on class, students will team up into groups to plan their “flight mission” alongside mentors while learning to read aviator maps, understand the forces of flight – how airplanes fly (thrust, lift, drag and flight control), and present their missions at their graduation celebration. This course will include guest speakers including a Naval Aviator, a Civil Air Patrol Cadet, and others. Students will have a guided tour of the museum’s incredible exhibits and airpark which features more than 20 historic military aircraft. Students will also have the opportunity to work with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 602 to become Junior EAA members, which includes a half-hour flight. In case of weather issues, Saturday, August 24, will be an alternate flight day. This course will be taught by the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. Click here to register.

*AVIATION FOR TEENS - AVIATION ENGINEERS IN TRAINING
CRN# 60366
CFP 338-01
Monday–Friday, August 19 – August 23
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fee: $150
Students, ages 14-17, will spend the week at the Empire State Aerosciences Museum, located at the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, learning about aviation, what real pilots do, and careers in aviation. In this hands-on class, students will team up into groups to plan their “flight mission” alongside mentors while learning to read aviator maps, understand the forces of flight – how airplanes fly (thrust, lift, drag and flight control), and present their missions at their graduation celebration. This course will include guest speakers including a Naval Aviator, a Civil Air Patrol Cadet, and others. Students will have a guided tour of the museum’s incredible exhibits and airpark which features more than 20 historic military aircraft. Students will also have the opportunity to work with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 602 to become Junior EAA members, which includes a half-hour flight. In case of weather issues, Saturday, August 24, will be an alternate flight day. This course will be taught by the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. Click here to register.

SUMMER COURSES WITH MISCI

SUNY Schenectady is partnering with the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) to offer the following STEM courses. The courses will be taught at miSci, 15 Knott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, N.Y., 12308.

MONDAY, JULY 1 – FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2019 (No class July 4)

*SUPERB SUPERHEROES
CRN# 60593
CFP 398-01
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Be a science superhero. Experiment with the power of light, the mystery of chemical reactions and flying forces. Design your own superhero toy. Click here to register.

*SPACE ACADEMY: JOURNEY TO MARS
CRN# 60497
CFP 390-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $310
Take a trip to one of our closest planets as we prepare for launch, test the human body’s reaction to being in space, and build up a model Mars Research Station. Finish the week with an Exploration Station mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Click here to register.

MONDAY, JULY 8 – FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

*WRECK IT! RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINES
CRN# 60818
CFP 949-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Build crazy contraptions while learning about energy and mass. Learn how we convert energy between different types and use that energy to make a gigantic machine with everyone in the class. Click here to register.

*PHYSICS OF VIDEO GAMES
CRN# 60811
CFP 943-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Hang glide into a week all about our favorite games. Learn about building forts and bridges, and how different materials can fall apart. Click here to register.

*SPACE ACADEMY: LUNAR BLAST OFF
CRN# 60618
CFP 998-01
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fee: $310

Blast off on a lunar expedition by building rockets, traveling to the moon, and completing experiments before returning to Earth. Finish the week with a Cosmic Kids mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Click here to register.

MONDAY, JULY 15 – FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019

*GLOW WORLD GLOW
CRN# 60462
CFP 349-01
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Discover bioluminescence and experiment with chemistry to create your own glowing toy. Uncover the secrets of glowing creatures and other natural objects. Click here to register.

*SEEKING WITH STARS: CELESTIAL NAVIGATION
CRN# 60812
CFP 944-01
Grades 6-8
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Learn about constellations and how they were used to navigate and tell time throughout the world. Build your own astrolabe and use it to learn all sorts of useful data from the sun and stars. Click here to register.

*SPACE ACADEMY: ROCKET SPECIALISTS
CRN# 60500
CFP 395-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $310
Explore space flight, aeronautics, and the physics of flight through hands-on activities. Finish the week with an Exploration Station mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Click here to register.

MONDAY, JULY 22 – FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019

*WOLF TO WOOF
CRN# 60813
CFP 945-01
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
See how animals change by discovering their traits, and your own. Build your own strand of doggie DNA, determine what your animal looks like, and explore the wild world of wolves. Click here to register.

*WOLF TO WOOF
CRN# 60814
CFP 945-02
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Learn about some of our best friends by tracing the development of wolves into dogs. Learn about traits, mutations, senses and even the chemistry behind pet food. Click here to register.

*SPACE ACADEMY: COMET MYSTERY
CRN# 60498
CFP 392-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $310
Explore interactive activities related to astronomy and space exploration with a focus on some of the smaller objects in our solar system – comets. Finish the week with an Exploration Station mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Click here to register.

MONDAY, JULY 29 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 2019

*DINO DISCOVERY
CRN# 60616
CFP 996-01
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Explore a prehistoric landscape and dig for fossils. Learn about how ancient creatures lived, moved, and ate. Click here to register.

*DIG INTO PREHISTORIC SCIENCE
CRN# 60617
CFP 997-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Discover the world of dinosaurs from existence to extinction, and even see what their remains can teach us about life today. Click here to register.

MONDAY, AUGUST 5 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019

*ROCK & RESONANCE: THE PHYSICS OF MUSIC
CRN# 60815
CFP 946-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Learn all about waves and sound while building your own musical instruments, and watch how instruments move and make sound in slow motion. Click here to register.

*LEGO ROBOTICS - MOVEMENT
CRN# 60484
CFP 382-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Work in teams to program cool LEGO robots. Create robots that can navigate courses on their own, knock down walls, and interact with their environment. No experience necessary. Click here to register.

*SPACE ACADEMY: LUNAR BLAST OFF
CRN# 60619
CFP 998-02
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $310
Blast off on a lunar expedition by building rockets, traveling to the moon, and completing experiments before returning to Earth. Finish the week with a Cosmic Kids mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Click here to register.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019

*POTION COMMOTION
CRN# 60478
CFP 376-01
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Create chemical reactions that bubble, glimmer, and pop by mixing, stirring, and measuring your own concoctions. Click here to register.

*LEGO ROBOTICS - SENSORS
CRN# 60590
CFP 382-02
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Work together to create LEGO robots that can sense their environment. Build robots that sense light, touch, and more and learn how real animals use these senses to interact with the world around them. No experience necessary. Click here to register.

*SPACE ACADEMY: ROCKET SPECIALISTS
CRN# 60592
CFP 395-02
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $310 Explore space flight, aeronautics, and the physics of flight through hands-on activities. Finish the week with an Exploration Station mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Click here to register.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2019

*MYSTERY SOLVERS
CRN# 60594
CFP 399-01
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $290
Become a crime solver. Learn about fingerprint patterns, discover mysterious substances, experiment with colorful clues, and crack codes. Click here to register.

*CSI CRIME LAB CHEMISTRY
CRN# 60623
CFP 394-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $310
Put your detective skills and science to work solving crimes. Investigate the technologies and science of forensics, chemistry, and cryptography to learn about crime scene science past, present, and future. Click here to register.

SUNY Schenectady Summer Academies

SUNY Schenectady’s Division of Math, Science, Technology and Health, along with the College in the High School Program, are pleased to invite high school students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) to our Summer STEAM Academy. The academy will focus on science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Our experienced science instructors will challenge students to explore and understand the different branches of STEAM. We will immerse you in hands-on experiences, mentoring/networking opportunities, and workshops with alumni, current students, and local resources. This Academy will help you better understand how to connect the dots and explore the different science, math, technology, and health careers in Schenectady and beyond. To register for Summer Academies visit sunysccc.edu/summeracademies. Discount will be available if you sign up for multiple sessions.

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Session 1: July 8 – July 11, 2019
Session 2: July 15 – July 18, 2019

Registration will start on March 5.
Cost of Program: $75
Discount will be available if you sign up for multiple sessions.

Contact: Pam McCall
Director of College & High School Partnerships
518-381-1318 | mccallp@sunysccc.edu
www.sunysccc.edu/summeracademies