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2010 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.


MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING CENTER PROGRAMS
Computer Controlled Manufacturing
May 13-14

This course will give students a brief introduction to all aspects of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. The course will start with geometry creation in Solidworks CAD software, proceed to toolpath generation using CAMWorks CAD/CAM software and conclude by actually running the toolpaths in a Haas CNC machining center. The students will get the background information necessary for them to understand the complete CNC machining process so that they can make intelligent decisions on where to go next in their CNC curriculum. This course will give a "bird's eye view" of CNC machining, but the students will program and run two separate parts. This course is for persons who have some manufacturing background, but have never operated CNC equipment. Background knowledge of manual milling operations helps but is not required for this course. Students should have an understanding of 3-D parametric CAD modeling. The course is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and the cost is $800.

CONTACT: Dale Cillessen, (575) 646-7605, dcilless@nmsu.edu

CNC Plasma Torch Introduction
June 10-11

This course will give students a basic understanding of the software used on CNC plasma torches. Students will learn how to import and edit each image to a quality suitable for manufacture. They will learn how to draw dimensional parts and how to hold tolerances with those parts. Students will be shown how to set the settings on the CNC table and go through a number of scenarios that can cause problems when operating the software and torch. The course is designed for businesses and school teachers that have or are interested in obtaining CNC plasma torches. The course is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and the cost is $950.

CONTACT: Wes Eaton, (575) 646-3350, weaton@nmsu.edu

2010 Camp Innoventure
June 14-19

Registration is now open for Camp Innoventure, an exciting week where students learn how to start their own business and then actually do it. The camp is open to students entering 5th-8th grade in the fall. The cost is $70, which includes project materials, lunches (except on Market Day), workbook materials and camp backpack.

CONTACT: Marie Borchert,(575) 646-7839, http://campinnoventure.eventbrite.com.


Robotic Study
June 15-16

This class is an introduction to engineering. Students will learn how to build and program autonomous robots. The course is designed for students 12 years or older and middle school or high school teachers who are interested in learning about robotics. The course is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and the cost is $850.

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

Control and Automation System Basics
June 16-18

This course will give students a basic understanding of control systems and some of the options available to them. Students will learn about various control theories and control methods. They will be introduced to programmable logic controller systems, as well as microcontroller-based systems. Students will learn about various input and output options for each, such as types of sensors that can be used, methods for wiring the various inputs and outputs and programming the different inputs and outputs. The course is designed for mechanically minded people who would like to learn about control systems. The course would be especially good for mechanical engineers that have never learned about control systems.

CONTACT: Ryan Herbon, (575) 646-2790, rherbon@nmsu.edu

NMSU SWIM SCHOOL
Session I: June 1-17
Session II: June 21-July 8
Session III: July 12-29

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

TRiO UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM
Bridge Program
May 26-July 1

Recent high school graduates will take seven credit hours of college courses, participate in an internship and learn skills that will help make them succeed in college. Upward Bound Bridge students will live on campus and receive mentoring, tutoring and sharpen their 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 1 - July 8

Forty 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.

STATE FFA CONVENTION
May 31-June 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: Pamela Nelson, (575) 646-3036, nmffa@nmsu.edu

DARIN SPENCE BASKETBALL CAMPS
Little Aggie Camp
June 1-4

This camp is geared toward kindergarten to fifth grade boys and girls who want to learn and improve upon the fundamentals of basketball. Half-day camp is from 9 a.m.-noon and the cost is $75 (plus $5 a day for lunch). The full day camp is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and the cost is $100 (plus $5 a day for lunch).

Elite Individual Skill Camp
June 25-27

This camp is for boys and girls in grades 6-12 who want to develop all basketball skills in a fun and energetic environment. Campers will also compete in competitive games. The cost for a commuter camper is $150 and the cost for an overnight camper is $250. Registration is at 3 p.m. June 25.

High School Team Camp
June 18-20

The cost per team for a junior varsity and varsity team is $425. The cost for three teams is $1,000. There must be a minimum of seven players per team and a maximum of 12 players per team. All teams are guaranteed nine games, which include two certified officials for each game. All games include two 19-minute running halves. To reserve a spot, a predeposit of $250 must be received by May 21.

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

SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS AND AEROSPACE ACADEMY (SNM SEMAA)
Camp I: "WEDO Robotics for Fifth Graders" June 1-4
Camp II: "LEGO NXT Robotics 'Lunar Exploration' for Grades Six through Eight" June 1-11
Camp III: "WEDO Robotics for Fifth Graders" June 8-11
Camp IV: "Engineering Camp for Grades Six through Eight" July 6-9
Camp V: "LEGO NXT Robotics 'Lunar Exploration' for Grades Six through Eight" July 6-16
Camp VI: "VEX Robotics for Grades Nine through 12" July 13-16

For GISD (Note: GISD students are welcome to attend any of the camps. However, transportation from GISD is provided only during these two weeks.)
Camp I: "Project Guts and the Super Computing Challenge Summer Round Up for Grades Eight through 12" July 21-25
Camp II: "Engineering Camp for Grades Six through Eight" July 20-23

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, III and V will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and camps II, IV and VI will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. GISD Camp I will run from 9 a.m. to noon and Camp II will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students will do fun activities, eat interesting snacks, meet new friends and learn about robotics and engineering. SEMAA is free to all students enrolled in the program.

CONTACT: Laura Lomas-Tomlinson, (575) 646-2991, llomas@nmsu.edu

MINORITY ACCESS TO RESEARCH CAREERS (MARC) PROGRAM
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

SCIENTIFICALLY CONNECTED COMMUNITIES (SC2)
June 14-17

The Scientifically Connected Communities (SC2) summer institute will be held for science, math or special education teachers in grades four through nine from 9 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 institute is free.

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

NMSU AND MARIPOSA AUTISM SUPPORT CENTER'S AUTISM SUMMER CAMP
June 7-10

New Mexico State University and Mariposa Autism Support Center will hold a one-week summer camp for children with autism. Children with a diagnosis of autism or autism spectrum disorder and between the ages of 6-11 are invited to attend. The fee for the camp is $250 including a $75 registration fee. Parents must pay the registration fee and there are scholarships available for the remaining $175. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will include swimming, recreational activities, arts and crafts, social skills and other activities.

CONTACT: Estee Hafasa, (575) 650-2723.

CHILDREN'S THEATER WORKSHOP
June 7-25

Elementary and middle school students from grades one through eight will participate in the performance of "The Snow Queen." Classes will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. The final performance will be at 5:30 p.m. June 25 in the Hershel Zohn Theatre. The cost per child is $150 and registration can be done by phone with a credit card or by coming to the theatre offices in the Hershel Zohn Theatre.
CONTACT: LaDawn Morgan, (575) 646-4517, ladawn59@nmsu.edu

PRE-FRESHMAN ENGINEERING PROGRAM (PREP)
June 7-July 16

PREP is an intensive mathematics-based, pre-college summer program that provides educational enrichment for middle and high school students. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA CAMP
June 7-11

The camp is open for middle school and high school students. Middle school students will meet from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and high school students will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. High school students who play a wind instrument are also invited to attend the afternoon orchestra camp. The cost is $59. Visit swmusicacademy.org for further information or to register online.

CONTACT: Katie Tomicek, (575) 649-9974

MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR CAMP
June 7-14

Sixth through eighth grade students are invited to attend the Middle School Choir camp. The camp will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $59. Visit swmusicacademy.org for further information or to register online.

CONTACT: Katie Tomicek, (575) 649-9974

LAS CRUCES MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CAMP
June 14-18

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 sixth through eighth grade students who would like to begin or continue instruction in band. First year students will meet from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Second and third year players also may participate in the secondary instrument class or jazz band as well and will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $59. Visit swmusicacademy.org for further information or to register online.

CONTACT: Katie Tomicek, (575) 649-9974

SUMMER COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY FOR RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (SCCORE)
June 22-July 29

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: Carolyn Cadena, (575) 646-2250, ccadena@nmsu.edu

COMPUTER SCIENCE SUMMER PROGRAMS
2010 Middle School Computer Science Summer Camp
June 14-18

Middle School females interested in math, science and computer science are encouraged to apply for the 2010 Middle School Computer Science Summer Camp. The camp will include instruction on Scratch animation and PicoCricket robotics. Lunch, instruction and materials are free. Applications are due April 30.

CONTACT: Sarah Graves, (575) 646-4451, sgraves@cs.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. 6

The camp gives community college students a taste of life at NMSU, as well as exposure to Java 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. 6

High school females interested in computer science and its practical applications are encouraged to apply for the Young Women in Computing Summer Camp. The camp exposes young women to robotics, animation, programming and bioinformatics. All instruction, books and materials are free. Students will earn college credit and a $200 weekly stipend for participation.

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

STATE 4-H CONFERENCE
July 12-16

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

AGGIE VOLLEYBALL CAMPS
All Skills Camp
July 9-11

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 June 28.

Team Camp
July 16-18

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
July 25-26

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
July 24-25

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