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Pace University to host Fifth Annual Summer “STEM Collaboratory NYC™ Camp”

06/29/2017

Pace University to host Fifth Annual Summer “STEM Collaboratory NYC™ Camp”

New York, NY – June 29, 2017 -- Pace University’s STEM Collaboratory NYC™, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, and the School of Education will hold the 5th Annual Summer Fellows Program, July 7 to 21, from 10 am to 4 pm at 163 William St, 2nd floor, on the downtown New York City campus.

WHO and WHAT:  High school students from across the five boroughs are embarking on a summer STEM adventure as part of Pace University’s STEM Collaboratory NYC™ Camp, a collaboration of Pace University and the Billion Oyster Project.

A group of talented and curious students from the metropolitan area will participate in the 5th Annual STEM Summer Program. The summer program includes future programmers, developers, gamers, artists, designers, architects, environmentalists, engineers, and other students who are simply looking to explore new territory. In the STEM Summer Program, they find a creative and safe environment to develop their interests and skills.

The 5th Annual STEM Camp theme is data science, design thinking and the Billion Oyster Project. Students will be introduced and guided through learning how to program with Python, learn more about data science and how to utilize Design Thinking approach to problem solving. Participants will also get a chance to work with faculty from Pace University, industry experts and college level mentors to explore different areas of STEM.

This project is supported by a grant from The National Science Foundation. (NSF EHR NSF DRL 1643016 - Principal Investigator: Lauren Birney, Assistant Professor of STEM Education and Director of The STEM Collaboratory NYC™ at Pace University.)

WHEN and WHERE: The program will run from July 7 to July 21, with days off on July 8, 9, 14, 15, 16. The program hours are 10 am to 4 pm. On Friday, July 21, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems will host a celebration event with capstone presentations of the student projects for family and friends.

WHY: The School of Education and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University created the STEM Collaboratory NYC™ at Pace University to facilitate interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff in STEM disciplines, while improving and supporting STEM education at the middle and high-school levels through continued and expanded relationships with public schools in the region.

About Pace

The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University prepares men and women for professional work, research, and lifelong participation in a new and dynamic information age.  Located in the financial capital of the world, the Seidenberg School offers a wide variety of courses and exposure to internships and work with leading corporations, banks, federal agencies, and global entities.  Degrees and certificates are conveniently available on Pace’s campuses in New York City and Westchester County as well as online and in special programs.  Visit http://www.pace.edu/seidenberg/

 

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