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STEM Starter Academy

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field is varied and growing! This summer you can earn college credit or strengthen your math skills in preparation for a career in this exciting field. Classes and books are free—and you'll earn a $250 stipend upon completion of the course with a grade of C- or better! Whether you're a high school student who wants to earn college credit or an adult interested in starting (or continuing) your college degree, the STEM Starter Academy is a terrific opportunity to advance your education. To register, download, complete and mail this form.

When: July 7 - August 7, 2014

Choose from one of the following course offerings:  

Topics in Science: Intro to Engineering and Robotics  

The Big Why: An Introduction to Science and Engineering 

Explore the STEM world through robotics, brain-teasers, design projects, games and other hands-on activities. Learn how you know what you know and how to assess data around you. Learn what 'green energy' is; learn new approaches to problem-solving and how to work as a team...and maybe open the door to an exciting career! Earn four credits upon successful completion with C- or better.  

Monday-Wednesday • 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday • 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Schedule includes daily lunch break.
Thursday afternoons include field trips and educational activities.  

Topics in Science: Intro to Environmental Science, Geology and Natural Science 

Geo-Tracks: Where we've been; where we are; where we're going

Explore both the physical environment of our city and the biosphere that is sometimes hidden from our view, by going outside to investigate the rocks, water, sky and organisms around us. Holyoke was founded by immigrants, who used water alone to power the city's cotton and paper mills and generate electricity. How will global warming and climate change impact our city? Daily activities will include real-world science data collection, journaling, laboratory investigations and field trips. Earn four credits upon successful completion with C- or better.  

Monday-Wednesday • 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday • 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Schedule includes daily lunch break.
Thursday afternoons include field trips and educational activities.   

Math   

Self-Paced Math Course

Master math, from arithmetic to intermediate algebra, at the speed that suits you. A placement test ensures that you won't repeat what you already know, but you'll progress at your own pace and be encouraged to work faster to finish the sequence if you wish. A professional tutor and a peer mentor will assist you with your work, both during class and immediately after class ends. This course uses MyMathlab educational software. Students enrolled in this course do not earn college credit.

Monday-Thursday 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Questions? Contact Michele Snizek at (413)552-2268 or msnizek@hcc.edu.

 

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000