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Register for the Summer 2016 Engineering Institute for Young Women

picture from Engineering Insitute 2014


Camp offered for a fifth year in partnership with GE

Female students entering grades 7 through 9 in the district next fall who have a strong interest in science and engineering technology can now register for the Summer 2016 Engineering Institute for Young Women. The weeklong camp is being offered for a fifth year by the Niskayuna Central School District in partnership with GE Global Research.

The Engineering Institute for Young Women will take place the week of July 11-15, 2016. The cost is $250 per student, and registration is first come, first served. Registration will be open until Friday, May 6, or when all of the 35 openings are filled. Spots could go quickly, so parents are encouraged to sign students up as soon as possible.

Registration is a two-step process. Please complete both steps as soon as possible to reserve a spot for your child:

Student registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Families will provide transportation to and from Niskayuna High School, as well as lunch.

The camp offers students a week of exploration and discovery into the "STEAM" fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Last year's students visited with local female scientists at GE Global Research, designed, built and tested ROV submersibles, designed water filtration and purification systems to clean swampy water, tested the water quality of a local stream based on its chemical properties and aquatic biodiversity, and combined art and science of photography to create digital art of magnified "creepy crawlies."

For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Engineering Institute Registrar Erica DeBie at, Niskayuna High School teacher Paul Scott at, or call 382-2511, ext. 21713.