Summer 2017

This year we will conduct four week-long explorations of concepts related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

  • The full-day, week-long Summer of Science Programs at Cape Cod Community College are for students entering grades 6, 7, and 8. We have also added a new program for students entering grades 8 and 9. 
  • Each week-long program is scheduled Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm. 
  • Students are required to bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided by the college. 
  • All four week-long programs will take place at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable.

To enroll your child in Cape Cod Community College's Summer of Science program(s), please fill out an application form. (download application form). All applications should be mailed to Cape Cod Community College, The Center for Corporate and Professional Education, 540 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601. 

Each year, Cape Cod Community College hosts several hands-on weeklong science and technology programs for students entering grades 6, 7, 8 and 9. Students have the opportunity to discover electricity and magnetism, computer science, robotics, graphic design, coding and flight science with a team of highly trained and experienced teachers. Students explore real world problem-solving scenarios and work in teams on design challenges. Every day will be packed with opportunities to learn, explore, and make new friends with a similar interest in science and technology! This year 4 week-long programs are available.

Volunteers Needed!
Cape Cod Community College is looking for teenage volunteers entering grades 10, 11, and 12 to assist in our Summer of Science Programs. To volunteer, please fill out our online Volunteer Application. For additional questions, please contact Mary Conklin, Program Coordinator, at 508-375-5010. 

Flight Science Week - July 24-28, 2017
*Back by Popular Demand!
Cost: $275
Flight science week is a STEM-based, week-long program for children entering grades 6, 7 and 8. Students will work in engineering teams to build and fly 3 meter-tall (10 feet), hot air balloons. Teams will also design, build and fly payloads using their balloons. Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with model airplanes to learn why they fly and to optimize the flight of these airplanes. Students will take a break from their experiments to get checked out in a Cessna 172 as they learn to fly using flight simulators. Finally, students will put their knowledge of flight to the test when they build and optimize the flight of model gliders!

Advanced Design Program - July 31- August 4, 2017 *New Program for Students Entering Grades 8 and 9!
Cost: $275
Advanced Design week is a creative, STEM-based, week-long program for children entering grades 8 and 9.The Advanced Design Program will focus on developing cutting edge technology skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Muse. These programs make up many of the core elements that professional designers use. Students will work with Photoshop on projects such as photo manipulation, combination, and improvement. When using Illustrator, students will learn about digital drawing, typography and create their own logos. Exploring projects such as poster designs, students will grow their understanding of layout and creative design principles.

Students will also work with Augmented Reality - the same techniques used to create Pokemon Go, and Google Glasses. Students will use Muse to first explore how to design a visually appealing, and easy to navigate an "app". Then each student will create their own website that will allow them to showcase the work they have done.

In addition to the hands on skills using Adobe Creative Suite, students will learn the "why" of design. Why does one design look better than another? As well as how to create a visually pleasing image.

EMT Exploration Program - July 31 - August 4, 2017 *New Program!
Cost: $275
EMT Exploration week is a STEM-based, week-long program for children entering grades 6, 7, and 8. The Junior EMT Exploration Program offers a fun, interactive, learning opportunity for children in the region to explore the EMT profession. Students will become familiar with emergency services, investigate emergency equipment operations, and learn basic first-aid procedures. Students will talk about important procedures in medical and fire emergencies, and learn what EMT’s have to do in an emergency and rescue operation. This program will teach children important lifesaving skills (CPR/First Aid/AED Training) and how to be prepared to act in an emergency. 

Maker Movement August 7-11, 2017
Cost: $275
Students will join the Maker Movement! Maker Movement week is a STEM-based, week-long program for children entering grades 6, 7, and 8. From building simple circuits to working with Arduino, a powerful and easy to use open-source prototyping platform, students will learn through active engagement as they explore concepts in electricity & magnetism, computer science and robotics.

Cape Cod Community College is committed to making this program affordable to anyone. Summer of Science presented at 4C’s costs only $275 for one week, which includes snacks and all equipment necessary for the week of learning.

For more information contact:
Mary Conklin


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