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2009 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 sessions 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 26-June 11
Session II: June 15-July 2
Session III: July 6-23

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 26-29

The camp is from 9 a.m. to 4 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 $75 before May 1 and $100 after May 1.

Individual Instruction Camp
June 1-5
June 8-12

The Individual Instruction Camp is from 9 a.m. to 4 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 $100 before May 1 and $125 after May 1.

Team Camp
June 12-14

The team camp is for students in high school. The head coach must send in all of the applications together, as well as a team roster. The cost is $600 for one team, $1,000 for two teams and $1,500 for three teams.

CONTACTS: Patsy Torres, (575) 646-7640; Ryan Dozier, (575) 636-5401

Bridge Program
May 27-July 2

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 freshman make the transition, or "bridge," from high school to college.

Summer Academic Program
June 2-July 10

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

Both programs are only for current Upward Bound participants. For more information, visit http://trio.nmsu.edu/ub/.

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

June 1-3

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 1-4

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 3 p.m. The cost is $85 (lunch not included) or $100 (lunch included). It's open to children in grades K-5.

Individual Skill Camp
June 16-18

This camp is for students in grades 6-12 and is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $135 (lunch not included) or $150 (lunch included).

Shooting Camp
June 23-24

This camp is for students grades 6-12 and is from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $40.

NMSU at Farmington Camp
June 29-30

This camp will be held at Farmington High School for students in grades K-12 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. The cost is $50.

Littler Aggies Camp Session No. 2
June 13-15

This camp is for students in K-8 and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $65 (lunch not included) and $80 (lunch included).

CONTACT: Cecilia Russell-Nava, (575) 646-2482, russellc@nmsu.edu

Camp I: "Robotics for Fifth Graders" June 1-5
Camp II: "Robotics for Grades Six through Eight" June 1-5
Camp III: "Space Camp for Grades Six through Eight" July 13-17
Camp IV: "Space Camp for Grades Six through Eight, Girls only" July 13-17

SEMAA is designed to encourage normally underrepresented groups into the fields 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. Camps I and III will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and camps II and IV will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students will do fun activities, eat interesting snacks, meet new friends, learn about space and space travel and get a free T-shirt. SEMAA is free to all students enrolled in the program.

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

June 1-July 31

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 across 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: Michael D. Johnson, (575) 646-3627, johnson@nmsu.edu

June 2-27

The Department of Civil Engineering at NMSU is hosting a training program for 10-15 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 8-12
Session II: June 13-17

The Scientifically Connected Communities (SC2) summer institutes will be held for science, math, or special education teachers in grades four through eight 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 8-26

Elementary and middle school students from grades one through eight will participate in the performance of "The Wind Hat." Classes will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The final performance will be at 5:30 p.m. June 26 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.

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

June 8-17

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 four 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 15-19

More than 300 middle school band students will meet on the NMSU campus to get acquainted with band and the band instruments. This camp is open to all incoming fifth through eighth grade students who would like to begin or continue instruction in band. Second and third year players also may participate in the secondary instrument class or jazz band as well. The cost is $49. Visit swmusicacademy.org for further information or to register online.

CONTACT: Katie Tomicek, (575) 649-9974

Session I: June 15-26
Session II: July 6-17

The Physical Science Laboratory's Department of Information Science and Security Systems is teaming up with the TriO Talent Search team to sponsor a summer discovery learning camp for middle school students. About 80 students from around the state will participate in this year's two-week summer program themed "I-Spy 2009." Students will be working in teams along with their research and career mentors to discover forensic learning in the areas of interdisciplinary environmental mysteries, associated with careers in medical and environmental forensics, and critical thinking and analysis, associated with careers in national security and business intelligence. There will be two sponsored sessions with each featuring a student presentation and awards celebration June 26 and July 17.

CONTACT: Kathrine Graham, (575) 646-9415, kgraham@psl.nmsu.edu

June 22-26

This upcoming summer students will explore how mathematics and biology are related through experiments involving population studies, the appearance in nature of the "Golden Ratio," statistical models of biological and environmental systems and computer applications designed to explore genetics and life on earth.

CONTACT: Richard Turietta, (575) 646-6052, rturiett@nmsu.edu

June 22-28

The Department of Music is offering an intensive week of music, study and performance for high school students throughout the Southwest. The students will participate in musical activities including concert bands, jazz bands and private lessons. The camp also will include evening entertainment including concerts, cookouts, movies, talent shows and more. The cost varies from $325 to $400 depending on whether the students stay overnight.

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

June 22-July 31

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 member's research project. Students also participate in a one credit-hour, university-level course. 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

NMSU Summer Youth Wind Ensemble
June 24-27

Specializing in the highest level of wind ensemble literature, participants will join the NMSU music faculty of Monty Hill, Ken Van Winkle and William Clark. Participants also will have the chance to meet other high school musicians from the Southwest. The day camp includes wind ensemble rehearsals, all-state master classes and optional sessions for student leadership each evening. Lunch will be provided, but lodging will not. The cost of the camp is $50 per student. Incoming NMSU freshmen, All-State and Southwest Honor Band members can attend the camp at no cost.

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

Aggie Pride Band Camp
Aug. 5-25
Members of the "World's Most Dangerous Marching Band" will learn music and marching style in preparation for the upcoming football season. Percussion will report to camp Aug. 5, rookies - incoming freshmen or those new to the band - will report Aug. 10 and everyone else will report Aug. 12. The camp will culminate with the band's annual Concert on the Green Aug. 25 at NMSU's Corbett Center outdoor stage. Members of the campus and community are encouraged to attend.

CONTACT: Rena Crollet, (575) 646-2304, crollet@nmsu.edu

Session I: July 1
Session II: July 2

This Lego robotics workshop is an introduction to engineering, where students will learn how to build autonomous robots. Students will learn how to use spur gear, worm gear and a pulley and chain to build a robot, among other things, during a robot mechanical study. Class time will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 1 and 12:30-4:30 p.m. July 2. Students must be at least 12 years old and the cost of the class is $200. Students must register before June 1.

CONTACT: Yu-Ping Tang, (575) 646-3354, ytang@nmsu.edu

Bioinformatics Summer Program
July 6-17

High school students interested in bioinformatics - the intersection between biology and computer science - are encouraged to participate in this camp sponsored by the Computer Science Department at NMSU. Students will work in both computer and biological wet labs conducting research in the field of bioinformatics. All instruction, books and materials are free. Students also will be paid a $200 weekly stipend for participation. Applications are due April 30.

The College Program
July 6-Aug. 7

The camp gives community college students a taste of life at NMSU, as well as exposure to Java programming, Web programming, robotics and bioinformatics. All instruction, books and materials are free. Students earn college credit and a $300 weekly stipend for participation. Applications are due April 30.

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

Young Women in Computing
July 6-Aug. 7

The camp exposes high school females to robotics, animation, Web programming and bioinformatics. All instruction, books and materials are free. Students will earn college credit and a $200 weekly stipend for participation. Applications are due April 30.

CONTACT: Rachel Jensen, (575) 646-4451, rjensen@cs.nmsu.edu

July 13-17

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 public speaking to educational quiz bowls and consumer products ratings. The festivities will include a dance.

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

All Skills Camp
July 17-19

Campers will be grouped by level of athleticism, experience and age, into elite, intermediate, or beginning levels. The camp focuses on developing all volleyball skills in a fun and energetic environment. Campers also will play in competitive games in both indoor and outdoor volleyball. The cost for the camp is $200 for commuter campers and $325 for overnight campers. The deadline of application for overnight campers is July 1.

Team Camp
July 24-26

This camp will focus on developing serving, passing, setting, attacking and defense and transition skills in a team environment. Sessions 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. The cost for the camp is $125 for commuter campers and $275 for overnight campers, which includes the camp fee, meals, sheets, a blanket and pillow.

Setter Specialty Camp
Aug. 1-2

This camp allows athletes to learn the offensive side of volleyball. Each session begins with group demonstrations and instruction by Head Coach 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 Aggie players will instruct in small groups of no more than 10 campers to one coach. The cost for the camp is $150 per camper.

Libero Specialty Camp
Aug. 1-2

This camp focuses on the defensive art of digging and passing the ball. Each session begins with group demonstrations and instruction by Head Coach Jordan. The Single-Item-Focus style of teaching allows participants to master the Libero position. Each camper begins a step-by-step progression with the basic fundamentals and gradually moves 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 cost for the camp is $150.

CONTACT: Stevi Adams, (575) 646-6137, steadams@nmsu.edu, or Tricia Wright, (575) 646-7714, twr1ght@nmsu.edu