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2008 Summer programs at New Mexico State University

EDITORS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS: Looking for feature stories and photos? Summer programs at New Mexico State University offer good possibilities. Following are some of the activities that will be taking place on the main campus this summer in addition to the regular summer session for NMSU students. If you are interested in any of these you can call the contact person directly or call University Communications and Marketing Services at (575) 646-3221 for assistance.

Session I: May 27-June 12
Session II: June 16-July 3
Session III: July 7-24

Children ages 3-17 can take part in swim classes at the NMSU Natatorium. The NMSU swim school offers morning and afternoon classes.

CONTACT: Danois Montoya, (575) 646-3518, danois@nmsu.edu

Little Aggie Camp
May 27-31

The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children in grades K-8. The camp stresses self-confidence, discipline, teamwork, ball handling and fun, while providing a head start on fundamentals. It is a non-competitive camp emphasizing each child's self-worth and improvement in all aspects of basketball. The cost is $160.

Individual Instruction Camp
June 2-6

The Individual Instruction Camp is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will follow the same structure that Coach Menzies uses on his Aggie players for individual improvement. Menzies and his staff will emphasize shooting techniques, footwork, defensive concepts, dribbling drills and rebound techniques that are essential to become a seasoned basketball player. The camp is for children in grades 1-12. The cost is $199.

Parent Child Camp
June 6-7

The Parent Child Camp will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 6 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7. The camp will show parents drills they can use in their own backyard in order to make their son or daughter a seasoned player. This camp will have lots of one-on-one attention, while giving parents a fun and exciting experience with their child. The cost is $120.

Aggie Day Camp
June 9-13

The Aggie Day Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The camp will focus on improving the overall skills of each participant, concentrating on the fundamentals of basketball. The cost is $199.

Team Camp
June 13-15

The Team Camp will be for students in grades 6-12. The head coach must send in all the applications together, as well as the team roster. The cost is $600 per team. For more information visit nmstatesports.com.

CONTACT: (575) 202-5735 or (575) 636-5401, mmcamps@nmsu.edu

Bridge Program
May 29-July 3

Eighteen recent high school graduates will take seven credit hours of college courses, participate in an internship and learn skills that will help make them successful in college, such as time management and study skills. The program is designed to help new freshmen make the transition or "bridge" from high school to college.

Summer Academic Program
June 2-July 10

Fifty high school students, from freshman to junior level, will gain insight into college life during this college simulation experience. Students will take courses in art, computer science, English, foreign languages, math, science and music appreciation while perfecting their study skills and receiving supplemental instruction for the upcoming school year.

CONTACT: Rene Guillaume, (575) 646-5732, reneog@nmsu.edu

June 1-23

SEMAA is designed to encourage normally underrepresented groups into the field of science, engineering, mathematics and technology through hands-on, inquiry-based science activities. The program consists of a combination of school-based curriculum enhancements, university organized enrichment activities and parent outreach. The academy is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for students in grades 1-8. Each participating grade has its own curriculum. Students will do fun activities, eat interesting snacks, meet new friends, learn a lot about space and space travel and get a free T-shirt. SEMAA is free and new students will be enrolled each week in the four-week academy.

CONTACT: Susan W. Brown, (575) 646-1397, susanbro@nmsu.edu

June 2-4

High School FFA members from around the state will gather at NMSU for the state convention that includes workshops and the appointment of new officers. Also included will be the state public speaking contests, a keynote speaker, an award ceremonies and a dance. All events will be held at the Corbett Center Ballrooms.

CONTACT: Melissa Monett, (575) 646-3036, mmonett@nmsu.edu

Lil' Aggie Camp
June 2-5

This camp is geared toward beginners and/or younger players who want to learn and improve upon the fundamentals of basketball. The camp is from 9 a.m. to noon and the cost is $100. It's open to children in grades K-5.

Position Camp
June 9-11

This camp is open to individuals with aspirations to play basketball at the collegiate level. Intense position-specific instruction will be provided by NMSU women's basketball coaches and NMSU women's basketball players. Athletes will be educated on the college recruiting process, including NCAA initial eligibility requirements, as well as what attributes college coaches look for when scouting high school prospects. The camp is from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $150 and is open to students in grades 6-12.

Team Camp
June 20-22

The head coach must send in all the applications together, as well as a team roster. The cost is $400 per team. Junior varsity and varsity teams only.

CONTACT: Princess Moore, (575) 646-2482, prmoore@nmsu.edu

June 1-Aug. 5

Students in the MARC program will participate in research this summer. The students in their first year of the program will do laboratory research on the NMSU campus and participate in three teaching components. The students in their second year of the program will participate in summer research internships at various institutions around the country. The program's goal is to prepare undergraduate students for post-graduate advanced studies in biomedical sciences and help them attain doctoral degrees.

CONTACT: Carol Turner, (575) 646-3476, caturner@nmsu.edu

Agricultural Summer Science Undergraduate Research Education and Development Program (ASSURED)
June 2-Aug. 8

The Chile Pepper Institute will host its annual National Science Foundation-funded Agricultural Science Summer Undergraduate Research Education and Development (ASSURED) Program: a research experience for undergraduates. The 10-week program assists incoming college freshman (enrolled in classes), and continuing freshman and sophomore students from first or second generation migrant or seasonal working families. Students should be interested in learning about science, research, agriculture and chiles. Students receive a $4,000 stipend to work with a faculty mentor in a research environment, create their own research project, and learn about the entire research process through agriculture. Students also receive funds for meals and housing on the NMSU campus for the duration of the program. ASSURED gives students a greater understanding of agricultural research and science.

CONTACT: Danise Coon, (575) 646-3028, dholterm@nmsu.edu

Physics-Math Institute
June 2-26

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education in the Minority Science Engineering Improvement Program, Mesh provides support for calculus students, summer institutes for middle school teachers and high school teachers and students, as well as dual credit online courses. The Physics-Math Institute will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The topics to be covered include relativity and how nuclear reactors work. Participants need not have any prior experience in physics.

Biology-Math Institute
July 7-31

The topics to be covered include how biologists predict where species should be found, how species are related to each other and how the courses of epidemics are predicted. For application forms, visit http://extended.nmsu.edu/mesh.

CONTACT: David Finston, (575) 646-2637, dfinston@nmsu.edu

June 2-27

The Department of Civil Engineering at NMSU is hosting a training program for 17 Native Americans selected from across the U.S. This program, sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, provides an introduction to the basics of water resources engineering management and community issues. The participants will then return to their tribes to put the information into practical experience.

CONTACT: Julie Moore, (575) 646-3801, julmoore@nmsu.edu

Session I: June 9-13
Session II: July 14-18

The Scientifically Connected Communities (SC²) summer institutes will be held for science, math, or special education teachers in grades 4-8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the NMSU campus. Teachers will participate in a week of science education professional development in which they will work with scientists to increase their scientific literacy and effective use of scientific inquiry. Participants will work together to augment their knowledge of effective educational strategies that improve student learning. SC² classroom resources include additional science materials, measurement tools, guest scientists and science field specialists. All school teams will collaborate to integrate math and reading strategies into science curriculum. Strategies for second language learners will be practiced. The institutes are free.

CONTACT: Susan W. Brown, (575) 646-1397, susanbro@nmsu.edu

June 9-27

Elementary and middle school students from grades 1-8 will participate in the performance of "The Treasures of El Mundo." Classes will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The final performance will be at 6 p.m. June 27 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

CONTACT: LaDawn Morgan, (575) 646-4517, ladawn59@nmsu.edu

June 9-July 18

PREP is an intensive mathematics-based pre-college summer program that provides educational enrichment for about 200 achieving middle and high school students. Participants will learn logic, algebraic structures, physics and technical writing. Field trips provide an opportunity for hands-on learning. Students (sixth grade and above) may attend PREP for three years before entering college. There are no tuition costs or fees and more than 90 percent of the students who participate go on to pursue higher education. All functions except field trips are held on the NMSU campus.

CONTACT: Karen Mikel, (575) 646-2162, kmikel@nmsu.edu

June 16-20

More than 350 middle school band students will meet on the NMSU campus to get acquainted with the band and band instruments. This camp is open to students who have never played an instrument before and to experienced students who would like to continue exploring their instrument or receive instruction on a second instrument. The cost is $49.

CONTACT: Roman Chip, (575) 526-2291, rchip@lcps.k12.nm.us

Session I: June 16-27
Session II: June 30-July 11
Session III: July 14-25

Camp programs for children 5 to 8 years old will be based on developing fundamental gross and fine motor skills that set the stage for success in sport performance later in life. Lead-up games and activities in traditional and non-traditional physical activities will be the primary focus. Campers ages 9 to 14 years old will experience developmental instruction in softball, volleyball, badminton, football, basketball, floor hockey, ultimate Frisbee, swimming, dancing, mountain biking, canoeing and cooperative games. The structure is based on the NASPE guidelines that professional instructors in children's sports and physical activities follow in an educational and recreational setting. The cost for sessions I and III is $200 and the cost for session II is $180. The program is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

CONTACT: James B. Delamater Activity Center, (575) 646-2907, recsport@nmsu.edu

June 26-28

The Department of Music is offering a three-day camp for high school students including instruction in wind ensemble and all-state master class. An optional session in student leadership will be held each evening. Lunch will be provided. The cost is $50 per student; incoming NMSU freshman and all-state members participate for free. The payment deadline is June 6.

CONTACT: Monty Hill, (575) 646-3319 or (575) 646-2304, monthill@nmsu.edu

June 23-27

This year the RASEM-Squared Summer Science Institute will explore the fascinating field of forensic science. Behind the glamour of shows like CSI, scientists and engineers help the law with real science, science that can uncover clues to a crime. Students will explore some of the chemistry, bio-chemistry, physics and engineering that CSI investigators use in their everyday work. Students in grades 8-12 may attend. Lunch will be provided.

CONTACT: Richard Turietta, (575) 646-2484, rturiett@nmsu.edu

July 6-Aug. 8

The SCCORE program provides research opportunities, fosters student success, and assists students in the transition to participating New Mexico AMP baccalaureate-granting institutions. In the program, students live on the NMSU campus and serve as apprentice researchers on a faculty members' research project. Students also participate in a one credit-hour university-level course for which they earn credit. SCCORE participants receive free room and board, paid university registration and course enrollment fees, paid activity fees, and a student stipend of $1,500. The program is sponsored by the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation.

CONTACT: Jeanne Garland, (575) 646-5212, garland@nmsu.edu

Young Women in Computing
July 7-Aug. 8

Hosted by the NMSU Computer Science Department, this camp is for high school females interested in robotics, animation and web design. The camp will be held on the NMSU campus and students will receive free books, free materials, free lunch, and a weekly stipend for participation in the program.

CONTACT: Rachel Jensen, (575) 646-4451

July 13-18

Players ages 9-18 will hone their golf skills. Participants have the option of staying overnight or participating in full or half days. The cost is $275 for half days, $575 for full days and $895 to stay overnight.

CONTACT: Pat Gavin, (575) 649-8993, pgavin@nmsu.edu

July 14-18

More than 300 students from New Mexico will meet on the NMSU campus to compete in a variety of contests ranging from livestock judging and archery to marksmanship and consumer products ratings. The festivities will include a dance.

CONTACT: Amy Zemler, (575) 646-5204, azemler@nmsu.edu

Team Camp
July 18-20

This camp will focus on developing serving, passing, setting, attacking and defense and transition skills in a team environment. Sessions will include advanced offensive and defensive systems with information and team concepts offered by the NMSU coaching staff for each individual team. Great tournament experience also is provided for high school teams looking to compete prior to their season. Each team will be provided with a camp coach and will have the opportunity to work directly with NMSU Volleyball Coach Michael Jordan. This camp will cost $125.

All Skills Camp
July 21-24

Campers will be grouped by level of athleticism, experience and age into elite, intermediate or beginner levels. The camp focuses on developing all volleyball skills in a fun and energetic environment. Campers also will compete in competitive games in both indoor and outdoor volleyball. The camp will cost $200 for commuters and $325 for overnight campers.

Setter/Attacker Specialty Camp
July 26-27

This camp will allow athletes to learn the offensive side of volleyball. Each session begins with group demonstrations and instruction by NMSU Volleyball Coach Michael Jordan. The Single-Item-Focus style of teaching allows participants to master the art of setting and attacking one step at a time. Participants will begin a step-by-step progression with the basic fundamentals and gradually move to more advanced concepts. NMSU assistant coaches and current Aggie players will instruct in small groups of no more than 10 campers to one coach. The camp will cost $150.

Libero Specialty Camp
July 26-27

This camp focuses on the defensive art of digging and passing the ball. Each session begins with group demonstrations and instruction by Coach Michael Jordan. Our Single-Item-Focus style of teaching allows participants to master the Libero position. Each camper will begin a step-by-step progression with the basic fundamentals and gradually move to more advanced concepts. NMSU assistant coaches and current Aggie players will instruct in small groups of no more than eight campers to one coach. Drills will be designed according to skill level. The camp will cost $150.

CONTACT: Ashley Hardee, (575) 646-2368, wbranch@nmsu.edu

UDA Dance Camp
July 22-25

This camp is sponsored by the Universal Dancers Association and held on the NMSU campus.

CONTACT: Jamie Graham, (806) 352-4999

UCA Cheer Camp
June 24-27

This camp is sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association and held on the NMSU campus.

CONTACT: Jamie Graham, (806) 352-4999

July 28-Aug. 8

High school students interested in bioinformatics, the study that uses computer science techniques to conduct biological research, are encouraged to participate in this camp sponsored by the Computer Science Department at NMSU. Students will receive free books, free materials, free lunch and a weekly stipend for participation in the program.

CONTACT: Jessica Haebe, (575) 646-6365, jhaebe@nmsu.edu

Aug. 12-21

Members of the "World's Most Dangerous Marching Band" will learn music and marching style in preparation for the upcoming football season. The camp will culminate with the band's annual Concert on the Green at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at NMSU's Corbett Center outdoor stage. Members of the campus and community are encouraged to attend.

CONTACT: Rena Crollett, (575) 646-2304, crollett@nmsu.edu