Momentum Summer Coding Academy

Attention rising 11th and 12th graders who are Lancaster County residents and interested in STEM – you don’t want to miss this opportunity!

Elizabethtown College’s nationally recognized School of Engineering and Computer Science, in collaboration with the Lancaster County STEM Alliance and Cargas, will host the Momentum Summer Coding Academy, a six-week summer program aiming to ignite high school students’ interest in STEM, particularly computer programming. 

The Academy strives to expose students to the excitement and career prospects within the programming field while providing students with college credit. The program encourages exploration of diverse educational paths, acknowledging alternatives beyond the traditional four-year college route. Students will be exposed to various computing skills including: programming language (Javascript), database creation and maintenance, game development, web development, and cybersecurity.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with current college students, fostering mentorship and representation, and gain crucial professional skills including resume development, networking etiquette, and guidance on post-secondary processes, ensuring students are well-equipped for future education and career opportunities.

Transportation to and from the academy must be provided.

The following is included in the program: 

• FREE LAPTOP (YOU CAN KEEP!)

• COLLEGE CREDIT THROUGH DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM

• BREAKFAST AND LUNCH

• STIPEND ($300/WEEK)

The academy will take place July 1 – August 9, 2024 (no sessions July 4-5) from 9 am – 2 pm at Cargas (101 N. Queen Street, #300, Lancaster, PA 17603). The application deadline is May 24, 2024. Interested students can apply online at etown.edu/summerprograms. Students can contact mca@etown.edu with any questions.