The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris
Summer Science Camp
The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2012. The camp promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities. Students attend the camp free of charge. Students currently in grade 5, 6, or 7 who have an interest in science and mathematics, at least a B average in science and mathematics courses and a passing score on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests are eligible to apply.
Immediate family members of the university faculty and staff, EMBHSSC camp staff and ExxonMobil employees are not eligible. The EMBHSSC is a two-week, academic, residential camp that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science knowledge and skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path. Each day, campers will attend classes that include problem solving, research, critical thinking and communication skills incorporated with biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, earth sciences, engineering, technology, design concepts, and field excursions. Certified secondary teachers and university faculty will teach the classes.
The camp will be held on the campus of The City College of New York, Continuing and Professional Studies, 160 Convent Avenue, Shepard Hall,
Room 2, New York, NY 10031. Students will be housed in a dorm on the university’s campus. Camp participants will be selected from the following boroughs:
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx.
Please download The Student Application Form, and submit the completed form along with records and recommendations to:
Jennifer Robinson, Co-Executive Director
The City College of New York,
Continuing and Professional Studies
160 Convent Avenue, Shepard Hall, Room 2
New York, NY 10031
All requested documents are due by the deadline date, May 11, 2012. If all requested documents are not received by the deadline date, the application will not be considered. A committee will select campers on May 25, 2012. Student may be interviewed prior to being selected, if deemed necessary. You will receive notification on the status of the application no later than June 1, 2012. If you have questions or need additional information, call 212-650-7312.