High School Students Gear Up for The Stevens Summer

5/15/2012

Hundreds of high school students from across the globe will converge on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus this summer to experience life as a college student, immersed in specialized, hands-on programs.

The Stevens Summer gives students experience in a particular field of interest, a feel for campus life, a chance to explore New York City, visits to Fortune 500 companies in the tri-state area, and interaction with peers from around the world. All programs are residential – meaning students live in residence halls on the Stevens campus – are taught by members of our campus academic community, and are closely supervised by professional and trained student staff.

The Exploring Career Options in Engineering & Science (ECOES) program centers around project-based learning exploring many different fields of science and engineering, with students working in teams to accomplish project goals. “ECOES was such a great experience for me on both a social and an academic level,” says 2011 participant Keara Saud.” I went into it expecting to gain a better understanding of engineering and left with not only that, but also amazing friends.” The popular program is filling quickly: two sessions of ECOES still have spaces remaining: Session 1 (June 17-29) and Session 3 (July 22-August 3).

The Business program is a one-week program that provides an opportunity to develop fundamental business and technical skills and explore interests in business, finance, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship and get a taste of the real world of business students and professionals. Program participants also get to visit the New York Stock Exchange.

The interactive nature of the program received rave reviews from 2011 Business Program participants. “I really learned a lot not only from the subjects presented, but from the group project and the feedback we were given,” commented participant Stephen Rienzi. Two sessions of the Business program are open: July 8-15 and July 22-29.

The Multimedia Production program is a two-week program for students interested in visual and audio arts, learning about audio engineering and videography, and working together with professional equipment in the Stevens Media Arts Center, green screen room, and a nearby recording studio  to create a soundtrack and produce a video. A very hands-on program, it affords students the opportunity to create an entire product from start to finish, working with professionals and state-of-the-art equipment. This summer, the Multimedia Production program will be held July 8-20.

New this year, the Computer Science program is an exciting and engaging one-week program that will give students insight into aspects of computer science that fuel, enable, and protect our information-driven economy. This project-based program teaches fundamental problem-solving skills while providing hands-on experience in many of the most exciting areas of computer science today, such as web technologies, cybersecurity, and system administration, among others. The Computer Science program will be held July 22- July 29.

The non-academic components of The Stevens Summer are just as enriching as what happens in the classroom and labs. Students will explore some of the greatest spots in New York City: South Street Seaport, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Central Park, to name a few. And as residents on the Stevens campus, they will have access to Stevens’ recreational facilities, like the on-campus bowling alley, swimming pool, and sand volleyball court.

Applications are still being accepted, and sessions are filling quickly. For more information, visit www.stevens.edu/summer.