Fourteen middle and high school students from local schools have been selected to participate in an innovate summer enrichment program at UMBC to build on skills learned and tap into creative interests across disciplines.
The UMBC Department of Education recently announced its second cohort of Summer Enrichment Experience Scholars (SEE Scholars). A total of fourteen rising 6th-12thgrade students were nominated by UMBC teacher candidates completing their internships at UMBC Professional Development Schools (PDS) and were selected by the Education Department Scholarship Committee. Students accepted into the program will attend the campus-based summer learning camps free of charge.
Developed and led by UMBC faculty, students, and industry leaders, SEE experiences are designed to spark participants’ passions and interests in the fields of science, engineering, technology, the arts, and humanities; tap into their creative talents; expand technical skills; and hone their academic skills.
The 2016 SEE Scholars currently attend Windsor Middle School in Baltimore County; Talbot Springs Elementary School, Patapsco Middle School, and Mt. Hebron High School in Howard County; and City College High School and Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore City. The scholars were able to select the camp of their choice. Selected camps include The World of Cybersecurity, Music Technology Pro Tools, Sounding Off: The Art of Foley Sound in Storytelling, Science and Engineering, and The Repercussion Project: Build and Play Your Own Percussion Instrument.
Funding for the program comes from the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Foundation. Read more about the SEE Scholars Program.
Images: (Top) The 2015 SEE Scholars learn about cybersecurity at UMBC. (Bottom) Steve Bradley, associate professor of visual arts, works with SEE Scholars during last summer’s program. Photos courtesy of Carol Bateman.