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News from the Career and Technical Center

BOCES to once again host SEMI High Tech U


Camp will run from July 26 to July 28


Another Grid representative answers questionsCapital Region BOCES will once again play host to the annual SEMI High Tech U program that draws students from across the region to a three-day program to prepare them for the possibility of careers in STEM.

From July 26 through July 28, dozens of area students will practice critical thinking skills while learning about college-to-career pathways at three locations in the region — Tec-Smart in Malta, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE).

Sponsored by the SEMI Foundation and business and education partners, SEMI High Tech U (HTU) exposes students to the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills through fun and interactive, hand-on activities that take place at high tech industry and university sites. Taught by industry volunteers, students learn in an atmosphere that fosters curiosity and encourages questions.

Open to students in grades 9-11, the camp serves as a gateway for curious students to careers in the high technology world. During one activity planned this summer, students will explore how solar power can be used to improve daily life in the developing world. In another activity, students will conduct chemistry experiments to learn about conductivity and connectivity.

The camp is free to students who participate.

Anyone interested the camp should contact Kathy Pavone at BOCES at 862-4744.

The above photo was taken during the 2016 camp. 



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