Applications Now Being Accepted for SUNY Poly Summer STEM

Applications Now Being Accepted for SUNY Poly Summer STEM

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 10:49
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Applications Now Being Accepted for SUNY Poly Summer STEM Programs

Exciting STEM themed youth camps are filling up quickly in Albany, Rochester and Utica


[caption id="attachment_22590" align="alignright" width="317"] Camp-pic15.jpg David Lotto, one of SUNY Poly's Camp Programs Coordinators, works with young innovators curious about STEM.[/caption]

Albany, NY – SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced applications are currently being accepted for its 2016 STEM based youth summer camp programs being offered across New York State.  The camps provide young innovators with an exciting opportunity to immerse themselves in scientific exploration in areas including robotics, nanotechnology, animation and filmmaking. SUNY Poly’s summer camp programs are extremely popular and several offerings are already nearing capacity.

“We are delighted to once again offer a wide range of engaging summer programming for children and teens that will excite their imaginations and spur greater appreciation and understanding of STEM fields and the important role they play in the world today,” said SUNY Poly President and CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros.  “One of our core missions is to maintain New York State’s highly skilled workforce in order to continue the explosive growth and success of its innovation based economy.  These camps are a wonderful opportunity to show young people how science, technology, engineering and math can come together to do amazing things and potentially inspire them to pursue careers in those areas.”

[caption id="attachment_22592" align="alignleft" width="325"] Camp-pic28.jpg Young innovators use Legos to explore opportunities in STEM.[/caption]

SUNY Poly’s summer camp programs promote scientific exploration in supportive, nurturing environments where children can meet new friends, gain confidence in their skills and feel good about who they are while learning new things.  In Albany, programs are offered in July and August at SUNY Poly’s Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) and include offerings for children in grades K-8.   Popular programs such as Lego™ Engineers, Robomakers and Brickfilm Production have limited spaces remaining.  SUNY Poly’s Utica site offers camps for ages 9-15 and still has availability in its Robotics and Engineering camp and the Lego Mindstorms program.  Offerings run the last week of June through the month of July.  In Rochester, SUNY Poly’s partnership with Nazareth College has created various summer camp opportunities that utilize popular themes such as Harry Potter and C.S.I. to foster an interest in STEM education.  This year, up to 75 students at the Rochester City School District will benefit from full scholarships to attend camp.  Additionally, SUNY Poly’s annual summer programming at the Carter Street Rec Center returns for 6 half-day sessions providing children with a hands-on introduction to the exciting world of nanotechnology.

For more information and registration details on all of SUNY Poly’s statewide summer camp programs, visit




SUNY Polytechnic Institute. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome location. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $43 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 4,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester where SUNY Poly also leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visit