Registration is open for students to attend introductory classes at New England colleges by college students. Programs are available for students grade 5 - 12. Check out the schools, dates and links on the Students-STEM page of our site.
Becker College, ranked number five worldwide by the Princeton Review for computer game design, is again holding their Video Game Summer Studio for high school students. My son attended this program last summer and said it was the best two weeks of his life! He was surrounded by peers with similar interests and the classes were taught by great teachers.
Becker's Video Game Summer Studio is a two-week residential program where students live, learn and play together. The program is an introduction to all aspects of game development including game design, game art and animation, motion capture, programming, sound, testing and production. Students will work in small groups, as part of a development team, and collaborate to build an original game. Students will have a chance to meet professional game developers at companies such as Petricore Games. At the culmination of the program, students will showcase their new game and discuss the programs and processes they used during game development.
The program will be held on the Worcester, Mass. campus for students grades 9-12. Registration deadline, June 10, 2017.
Students who attend the Summer Game Studio can qualify to receive a $5,000 annual scholarship if they go on to enroll full-time in Becker College's Bachelor of Arts Interactive Media Design Program. See Becker College's website for scholarship details.
Registration is now open for CODEIT!, a free program offered by MIT students aimed at decreasing the gender-gap in technology. Middle school girls with little or no programming experience will have the chance to explore computer science through interactive workshops and MIT student mentors. The program meets weekly on Saturday afternoons from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. beginning October 7, 2017 through December 2, 2017 (students are expected to attend all classes). Computers and smartphones will be available for student use and a catered lunch will be provided.
If you live in Central Massachusetts, sometimes it can be hard making the trek into Boston to attend STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) enrichment programs with your kids. Luckily, close to home, is the Worcester Think Tank. The Worcester Think Tank offers many STEAM based hands-on youth programs for kids ages 8 - 17.
This summer, the Worcester Think Tank is hosting 2 weeks of summer programs with planned hands-on STEAM projects in science, technology and art. All classes will take place at Technocopia's Maker Space or outside on the Worcester Common. Summer programs will be held the weeks of August 7 and 14th, 2017.
Debbi - Proud mom of two beautiful boys who have benefited from some amazing STEM opportunities!