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Future Me

What the heck is this now?

FutureMe.org is based on the principle that memories are less accurate than e-mails. And we strive for accuracy.

See, usually, it’s the future that will reflect back on the present. We here at FutureMe think it’s fun to flip that all around.

So send your future self some words of inspiration. Or maybe give ’em swift kick in the pants. Or just share some thoughts on where you’ll or what you’ll be up to in a year, three years…more? And then we’ll do some time travel magic and deliver the letter to you. FutureYou, that is.

Harrisburg University: Summer STEM Camps

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Registration Opens for 2012 Summer STEM Camps!

Mar 19, 2012

Do you like hands-on experiments and problem solving? Are you interested in having fun while studying science, technology, engineering, or math? If you answered “yes,” then Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s 2012 Summer STEM Camps are waiting for you! While camps vary in length, daily schedule, location, cost, and grade levels, they all have the same purpose–allow you to have fun and learn about fields that interest you. Plus some of the camps allow you to earn college credits. Apply now!

High School Gaming Academy

Learn game programming, 3D modeling and professional techniques for designing and producing video games this summer during the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology High School Gaming Academy. The intensive three-week summer commuter program is open to students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade with a passion for video games and exposes students to career opportunities in the entertainment industry. Led by Charles Palmer, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, the Academy offers two three-week intensive sessions. Class size is limited to 12 for each session. Each session is an immersive educational journey into the dynamic world of video game development, including 3D modeling, game programming, audio production and level design.

  • Students entering grades 9 through 12
  • Sessions: TBD
  • Cost: TBD
  • For information on the Gaming Academy, scholarships or how to apply, call Charles Palmer at 717.901.5127 or email CPalmer@HarrisburgU.edu

LEGO® Robotics Programming (CISC 100)

LEGO® robotics is a hands-on building kit for learning computer programming at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Dr. Luis Paris teaches the HU LEGO® Robotics Programming class (CISC 100) where students learn to create proof-of-concept applications using sensors, motors, and lots of creativity: the pathfinder, featuring a robot that follows a track in any direction; the explorer, walks and senses a room through an obstacle avoidance algorithm; the roboalien, attempts to mimic human moods like happiness, fear, and surprise; and the robodancers, capable of performing dance moves without any loss of synchronization.

  • High School Juniors or Seniors (high school Algebra required)
  • A 3-week course beginning on July 9th and ending on July 27th
  • Cost $780. This is a 3-credit, college-level course. To receive college credits, attendees must complete a dual enrollment application to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
  • For information on the camp, contact Dr. Luis Paris at LParis@HarrisburgU.edu or 717.901.5116.
  • For information on the application, call 717.901.5101 or email Admissions@HarrisburgU.edu

Nanobiotechnology Summer Camp

Do you know in next 5 years there will be 15 million jobs that would require nanotechnology? Does the concept of “how really tiny things can do big wonders” fascinate you? Do you like hands-on experiments and problem solving? Are you interested in having fun while studying and earning college credits? If you answered “yes,” then Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s 2012 Nanobiotechnology Explorations Summer Camp is waiting for you. This summer camp is for rising high school juniors and seniors seeking opportunities to learn more about nanobiotechnology. Led by Dr. Leena Pattarkine, Associate Professor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, this camp offers an exciting opportunity to learn about nanobiotechnology. Each day has a theme that is dedicated to a specific field of nanobiotechnology. You’ll take field trips to nanobiotechnology-based companies in the region such as Aptagen LLC, and also a daylong trip to the nanofabrication facility at Penn State University. Additionally, there are lecture components, lab experiments, and class discussions as well as cool class projects.

  • High School Juniors and Seniors (Students interested in enrolling in the camp should have completed two of the following classes: high school biology, chemistry, and algebra.)
  • Camp is scheduled from July 9, 2012 to July 20, 2012.
  • Cost is $520. Space is limited! (This is a 2-credit, college-level course: To receive college credits, attendees must complete an admissions application to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.)
  • For information on the Nanobiotechnology Camp, call Dr. Leena Pattarkine at 717.901.5168 or email LPattarkine@HarrisburgU.edu
  • For information on the application call 717.901.5101 or email Admissions@HarrisburgU.edu

Geospatial Technology Camp for Middle School Students – Design the City of Tomorrow

Geospatial Technology is used by engineers and urban planners to model and manage every aspect of modern cities. Have you ever used Google Earth, Mapquest, or any GPS navigation system? Then you already have some experience using Geospatial Technology. In this 8-day camp, students entering grades 6 through 8 will learn how interactive electronic maps are created and used. Student teams will be challenged to design a futuristic city and simulate its many functions using both software and physical models.

At the Geospatial Technology Camp students will learn how satellites in orbit provide information for making electronic maps; use online software to get maps and directions for locations in their neighborhood; use Geographic Information System (GIS) software to make interactive city maps; use Google SketchUp to create 3D models of individual buildings; use SimCity4 software to create and model a virtual city of the future; make physical architectural models using inexpensive tools and materials; research topics on urban planning and write technical reports; learn about the Future City Competition and how to start a team at their school; and formally present their designs to the class and their families.

  • Camp is for Middle School students
  • Camp is scheduled to run weekdays June 20 – 29, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Cost is $600. Lunch will be provided.
  • For information on the Geospatial Technology Camp, call Albert Sarvis at 717.901.5174 or email ASarvis@HarrisburgU.edu
  • For information on the application call 717.901.5101 or email Admissions@HarrisburgU.edu

More camps are forming now so check back often.

Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at http://www.harrisburgu.net/campuslife/directions.php#parking

You can literally take planes, trains and automobiles to the University. The University’s location in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University from any of Pennsylvania’s major cities. And it’s only a two-hour drive from the University to Baltimore, Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International Airport is only nine miles from the University. http://www.harrisburgu.edu/campuslife/directions.php

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University’s demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu


Juniata College: Summer Splash

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Summer Science Splash

Summer Science Splash is a week-long residential summer camp funded by the II-IV Foundation and hosted by the Science in Motion on the campus of Juniata College. Spend your day performing experiments in the lab and outdoors using the same high-tech equipment college students and research scientists use. During free time enjoy water activities, tennis, swimming, and other splashing competitions. At night, play games or sports, watch movies or talk with new friends. Between daily experiments and nightly events, work with your team to gain points for prizes.

Mansfield University: Youth Camps and Programs

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Engage your child in a Mansfield University summer camp.

Encourage your child’s learning and allow them to develop new friendships with campers who share similar interests. We provide camps in a variety of formats including residential (overnight) as well as day camps.

Our summer camps provide a great menu of learning activities to nourish your mind. Relax while you learn. Bring a friend, and enjoy the magical experience of completing creative projects and performances in a supportive environment.

Our talented staff members provide your child strategies for achieving success that will last a lifetime. Our staff makes your child feel safe and special. We attribute our camps’ continued success to our dedicated, experienced and professional staff.

A week at camp is one that a child will remember for a lifetime.