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04-13-2016

Clarkson University Hosts Academic Camps Throughout Summer 2016

Clarkson University is hosting a variety of riveting academic camps throughout the summer for children and teens.

Horizons IIHigh school students interested in The Clarkson School or boosting their resumes before college should consider the Young Scholars Program from July 10 to 17. This residential camp is an academically stimulating program where teams are given a real-world problem to solve and then the opportunity to present their solutions to a group of Clarkson and community panelists.

Students have the opportunity to explore the world of robotics with faculty and students from Clarkson's Northern New York Robotics Academy through a FIRST LEGO League challenge game that will be announced at the beginning of camp, which will be held July 11 to 15. This commuter-only day camp is open to students entering grades four through 12.

A Robotics Residential Camp is offered from July 17 to 23 for students entering grades nine through 12. Participants will get the full overnight camp experience at this fast-paced, secret challenge-based camp that will introduce them to skills needed to design, build and program a working Robotics Academy Challenge robot.

The MythOlympics Training Camp is a competitive, scholarship-based program from July 10 to 13 packed with team-based activities, demonstrations and myth-busting challenges similar to the MythBusters television show. Up to 20 rising freshmen, sophomores and juniors from the North Country will be selected as "MythOlympians in Training" and receive a scholarship to cover the full costs of the residential camp.

Horizons I and II are designed for seventh and eighth grade female students interested in science, technology, engineering or math. The program boasts an exciting and educational experience full of hands-on projects and team building exercises and students must be nominated by someone from their school in order to participate. Week one of the residential camp will be held from July 24 to 29, and week two will be held from July 31 to Aug. 5.

Horizons III builds on the first two programs and is designed for female students who have already participated in Horizons I and II. Week one of the residential camp will be held from July 23 to 29, and week two will be held from July 30 to Aug. 5.

For more information on summer camps at Clarkson, visit http://clarkson.edu/summer/ .

Contact Associate Director of Admissions and Conference Marketing Jessica Carista at jcarista@clarkson.edu with any questions.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University mechanical engineering graduate student Melissa Richards, right, instructs campers participating in the Horizons II program on how to build a Rube Goldberg-type machine. The University is hosting a variety of riveting academic camps throughout this summer for children and teens.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/horizonsii-2015.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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