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Ramapo Explorers - STEM Summer Academic Camp


Center for Innovative & Professional Learning (CIPL)

For Middle School Students Entering 7th & 8th Grades

The Ramapo Explorers-STEM Middle School Academic Camp focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) learning activities while having fun!

The program, for middle school girls and boys entering 7th and 8th grades, explores STEM topics that advance the students’ problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork abilities that are a part of the new national Common Core Standards. Students in 6th grade may apply by special recommendation only.

The academic courses are taught by highly qualified certified middle school teachers and are supported by trained college-age counselors who are often teacher education majors. There is an activities supervision ratio of 10-to-1 (or less).

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Location

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah

2015 Dates

Session 1: July 6-17, 2015 (Session 1 is full)
Session 2: July 20-31, 2015 (Session 2 is full)
Session 3: August 3-14, 2015 (Session 3 is full) Please contact the office at 201-684-7370  to be placed on a waiting list for session 3.

Times

Full Day (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or Individual Class Options
Early Drop-off (7:30 – 8:45 a.m.) & Late Pick-up (3 – 6 p.m.)

2015 Deadlines:

Early Registration deadline: April 8, 2015 ($25 discount applies)
Regular Registration deadline: May 6, 2015
Late Registration deadline: June 10, 2015 (As space permits)

CLICK ON SESSIONS BELOW TO READ CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Session 1, Monday to Friday, July 6-17, 2015

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Early Drop Off

Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Student Center parking lot or Parking Garage; see campus map on Website:
www.ramapo.edu/map/

8:45 a.m.-8:55 a.m.
Regular Drop Off

Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Student Center parking lot or Parking Garage; see campus map on Website:
www.ramapo.edu/map/

Section A: 9:00-9:50 a.m.
Section B: 10:00-10:50 a.m.DSC_0053lrScience Meets Art!
This class combines science, technology, engineering, math, and art while practicing vital 21st Century skills aligned with the new Common Core standards. Each day, students collaborate to investigate a topic, think critically, apply themselves, and discover their inner innovative scientist as they explore the close connection between science and art through imaginative hands-on science experiments! Leap into a lesson about force and motion using the traditional Japanese art of origami. Paint your way through states of matter with watercolor mixing trials. Explore music and sound as you devise original instruments. Decode optical illusions and fabricate your own unique thaumatropes. Fly into engineering with original kite designs you invent. Tessellations, bubble prints, and the golden ratio round out the scientific inquiry activities you’ll enjoy!
Explorers_Science Meets Art.pdf

Section A: 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Section B: 9:00-9:50 a.m.
Robotics Rumble!
Students form teams to apply mathematical and scientific learning to solve various hardware and software robotic challenges using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robotic kits and software! Transcend a maze. Move cargo. Gear-up for building the speediest robotic dragster. Follow a set of plans or engineer your own design. Integrate touch, light, sound and ultrasonic sensors to allow your robot to perceive and interact with its surroundings. Strengthen your logic and guide your robot with the MINDSTORMS® icon-based programming language. Showcase your problem-solving skills in designing, building and programming as you strive to take the lead in robotic team challenges!
Explorers_Robotics Rumble.pdf

Sections A and B: 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Recreation/Fitness!

Under the supervision of the CPR-certified recreation teacher and college-age counselors, organized and free play recreational and fitness activities help bring balance to the mind and body! Indoor and outdoor options each day. Indoor game lounge includes ping-pong, air hockey, billiards, electronic & board games, chess, cards, and more. Outdoor spaces and courts offer basketball, handball, sand volleyball and other fun recreational activities. Each week, there are “lifeguard on duty” optional swim days in the sparkling Ramapo College Olympic size pool!

Noon-12:50 p.m.
Lunch (Available for purchase on site: $6.95 all you can eat lunch or bring your own) Birch Tree Inn

Section A: 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Section B: 2:00-2:50 p.m.
CSI: Crime Science Investigation!CrimeSceneInvestigatino
Want to participate in a crime science investigation? Prospective investigators learn about the history and advances in forensic science, and apply their new-found skills on the job. Senior Detective Lenny is your guide as you examine hypothetical crime scenes for clues, interview witnesses and grill suspects. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills within your team to find the evidence needed to convict the guilty parties. As aspiring forensic investigators, learn how to dust for fingerprints, screen DNA and blood, and match footprints and fabrics. Study the evidence and deduce motive, means, and the details of the crime. Will your captain offer high praise? Or will you be sent back to your sergeant to pursue more evidence?
Explorers_Crime Science Investigation.pdf

Section A: 2:00-2:50 p.m.
Section B: 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Cells, Genes & Adaptations!
Science is going to come ALIVE in this 2-week session where campers will be exploring different life science concepts through model-building, cooperative learning tasks, and hands-on inquiry activities. Kick off with investigations that solve problems related to cell size and function. Then branch out by collecting genetic-based data and create models that demonstrate how living things adapt to their surroundings and why certain traits are passed through generations. Students work in groups to solve problems and answer questions that today’s biologists, geneticists, and conservationists look to answer!
Cells, Genes & Adaptations 2015.pdf

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Regular & Late Pick Up
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Student Center parking lot; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/

Session 2, Monday to Friday, July 20-31, 2015

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Early Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Student Center parking lot or Parking Garage; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/

8:45 a.m.-8:55 a.m.
Regular Drop Off

Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Student Center parking lot or Parking Garage; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/

Section A: 9:00-9:50 a.m
Section B: 10:00-10:50 a.m.
3-D Animation & Programming!
Using Alice, students are introduced to the exciting field of computer science! Students learn to program computers while creating animated movies and simple video games while controlling the behavior of 3-dimensional objects and characters in a virtual world. In the visual animation environment of Alice, users drag-and-drop graphical tiles to create instructions for a program. The code students generate corresponds to standard coding in languages such as Java or C++, but insulates the early learner from the frustration of syntax errors. Students work on creative hands-on projects that enhance their critical thinking skills while gaining foundational knowledge of computer science.
3D Animation & Programming 2015.pdf

Section A: 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Section B: 9:00-9:50 a.m.
Science of FlightIMG_0573-lr
Students gain an understanding of the four key concepts in the Science of Flight—lift, drag, weight & thrust. Add in streamlining and aerodynamics knowledge and you have a dynamic hands-on class! Students construct their own glider and test and revise it to further its distance. The first five days involve applying what’s been learned to cutting and assembling the glider body, main wing, ailerons and rudder. Then students fly their glider and check the distance, and apply their problem-solving skills to evaluate and revise their aircraft to continue to further their distance. Using the same STEM concepts the Wright Brothers used on their first flight, students will compete to get the furthest averages of distance.
Science of Flight 2015.pdf

Sections A and B: 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Recreation/Fitness! 

Under the supervision of the CPR-certified recreation teacher and college-age counselors, organized and free play recreational and fitness activities help bring balance to the mind and body! Indoor and outdoor options each day. Indoor game lounge includes ping-pong, air hockey, billiards, electronic & board games, chess, cards, and more. Outdoor spaces and courts offer basketball, handball, sand volleyball and other fun recreational activities. Each week, there are “lifeguard on duty” optional swim days in the sparkling Ramapo College Olympic size pool!

Noon-12:50 p.m.
Lunch (Available for purchase on site: $6.95 all you can eat lunch or bring your own)
Birch Tree Inn

Section A: 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Section B: 2:00-2:50 p.m.
Olympic Robotics!
Practice problem-solving and critical thinking skills in fun challenges using the Lego Robotics eLAB set! Student teams design and build a robot to compete in Olympic events and obstacle courses. Students learn introductory engineering through mechanical building, automation, and real time robotic controlling as they apply the basic principles of simple machines and gear ratios to achieve strength and/or speed in their robots. The Olympic events introduce a real-life robotic experience that combines mathematical and scientific application with teamwork. Teams learn 21st century skills as they work through various stages of evaluation and revision to complete the challenge and pursue the gold medal!
Explorers_Olympic Robotics.pdf

Section A: 2:00-2:50 p.m.
Section B: 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Virtual Science Lab!
One of the major advantages scientists and engineers have in the 21st century is access to powerful computers. In this highly engaging, interactive learning experience, students design and implement computer simulations.  Students are guided though haCIPL Explorers 7.18.13 30lrnds-on activities that lead to their first computer model, and practice designing and running experiments using the model as a virtual test bed.  Students also explore chemical reactions through computer simulations. Under what conditions do they occur?  What evidence exists that a reaction has taken place?  What effect does the amount of reactants have on the reaction?  When does the reaction stop?  Students problem-solve these and other questions as they run exciting virtual experiments!
Virtual Science Lab 2015.pdf

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Regular & Late Pick Up
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Student Center parking lot; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/

Session 3, Monday to Friday, August 3-14, 2015

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Early Drop Off

Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Student Center parking lot or Parking Garage; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/

8:45 a.m.-8:55 a.m.
Regular Drop Off

Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Student Center parking lot or Parking Garage; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/

Section A: 9:00-9:50 a.m.
Section B: 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Energize Your Math!
Build your brainpower, perseverance, and concentration while engaging in interactive mathematical challenges that are applicable to everyday life. Hands-on activities encourage students to sharpen their problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. As districts across the country adopt the new Common Core Standards, math instruction is shifting to students learning to apply math in a practical, collaborative, and problem-solving oriented setting. Energize Your Math will foster confidence and a deeper understanding of mathematics!
Explorers_Energize Your Math.pdf

Section A: 10:00-10:50 a.m.
Section B: 9:00-9:50 a.m.
Robot Quick Builds!
Students form teams in a race to apply mathematical and scientific learning to solve various hardware and software robotic challenges! Using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robotic kits and software, each day, students follow a set of plans to quickly build a simple robot, then engineer their own design to use those builds to solve problems. Have your robot calculate the volume of an aquarium to see how many sharks will fit, adjust gears on a vehicle for maximum power or speed, try to build a robot ninja to sneak up on a robot guard, and more! Touch, light, sound and ultrasonic sensors to allow your robot to perceive and interact with its surroundings. Strengthen your logic and learn to program using the NXT icon-based programming language as you and your team build a robot to tackle these challenges!
Robot Quick Builds.pdf

11:00-11:50 a.m.
Recreation/Fitness! CIPL Explorers 7.11.12 lr
Under the supervision of the CPR-certified recreation teacher and college-age counselors, organized and free play recreational and fitness activities help bring balance to the mind and body! Indoor and outdoor options each day. Indoor game lounge includes ping-pong, air hockey, billiards, electronic & board games, chess, cards, and more. Outdoor spaces and courts offer basketball, handball, sand volleyball and other fun recreational activities. Each week, there are “lifeguard on duty” optional swim days in the sparkling Ramapo College Olympic size pool!

Noon-12:50 p.m.
Lunch (Available for purchase on site: $6.95 all you can eat lunch or bring your own)
Birch Tree Inn

Section A: 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Section B: 2:00-2:50 p.m.
Aerospace Engineering!
Since the ancient Chinese,
humankind has been obsessed with rockets. In Aerospace Engineering, students learn about rockets in theory and practice, from Robert Goddard to Space X’s Dragon. Each day, after a brief lesson on the history, physics or chemistry of rockets, students engineer and build their own model rockets. Starting with a basic kit, students sand, glue and paint a custom rocket. Then outdoors, and with all safety protocols in play, students launch their rocket hundreds of feet in the air! Assuming a safe recovery, students are able to launch multiple times staging their first footprints toward the stars.
Explorers_Aerospace Engineering.pdf

Section A: 2:00-2:50 p.m.
Section B: 1:00-1:50 p.m.
Coaster Challenge!
Students are immersed in engineering design processes while they apply physics knowledge and mathematical reasoning skills within groups as they design and build a working model of a roller coaster. During week one, participants explore the physics of coaster design using a computer simulation program to plan the number and types of hills, loops and barrel rolls based on the interplay of kinetic, potential and dissipated energies. Teams then draw scaled models and use them to calculate the g-forces acting on the riders at various points along the track. In week two, teams construct working models of their designs and test (and re-test) how well they perform. Finally, students compete in an array of challenges: highest hill, fastest average speed, most daring use of g-forces and accelerations, and overall creativity and ingenuity!
Explorers_Coaster Challenge.pdf

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Regular & Late Pick Up 

Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Student Center parking lot; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/

Additional Information:

Ramapo Explorers – Fees

Inclusive of Class Instruction, Counselors/Supervision, Computers, Equipment, Ramapo T-shirt
Breakfast and Lunch Available for Purchase on Campus or Bring Your Own

Summer 2015 Fees

$865 Full-day, each 2-week session from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

$25 Registration Fee (non-refundable)

Early Drop Off: $10/day       Late Pick-up: $10/day

*If space permits: 

$205 – 1 Individual Class Options

$380 – 2 Individual Class Options

$545 – 3 Individual Class Options

$695 – 4 Individual Class Options

*Each individual 50-minute class selection is by space availability only; notification is made after full day program is finalized (approximately 2 weeks prior to session start date).

Sibling, Bring a Friend, Returning Camper Discount = $20

Ramapo Alumni, Employee & Student Discount = $40

Ramapo Explorers – Forms

Completed forms may be emailed to cipl@ramapo.edu
or faxed to 201-684-7277.

Ramapo Explorers – Policies

Cancellation Policy

Ramapo College reserves the right to cancel any program or course due to limited enrollment, lack of facilities or unanticipated unavailability of faculty. Full tuition and registration fee will be fully refunded when a course or program is cancelled.

Teachers/Instructors & Daily Schedule

Ramapo College reserves the right to substitute teachers/instructors and alter the daily schedule if necessary.

Refund Policy

Refunds for withdrawals from the program will be issued only when notification is submitted in writing to the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning, as follows:

  • 100% refund, less a $100 cancellation fee, will be given until May 13
  • 50% refund will be given until June 10
  • No refund will be given after June 10

Medicine

No medication may be administered by any Ramapo Explorers-STEM Camp staff.

Disability Accommodations

To request disability-related accommodations, please call (201) 684-7370 or e-mail cipl@ramapo.edu.

2015 Teacher Biographies

Cells, Genes & Adaptations!
Allison Bell 
is in her third year of teaching at Westwood Regional Middle School where she teaches 6th grade earth and physical science.  Prior to Westwood, she was a 7th grade life science teacher at Park Ridge High School.  Ms. Bell received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where her course load included classes on genetics, ecology, cell biology, and animal behavior.  After receiving her Bachelor’s, Ms. Bell attended Ramapo College to earn a post-baccalaureate certificate in education and to complete her student teaching.  Ms. Bell worked at the Ramapo Explorers-STEM camp as a counselor in 2012 and is looking forward to returning in summer 2015 as an instructor!

Energize Your Math!
Nicole Ferlise 
began her career as a mathematics specialist in Bogota Public Schools and currently teaches seventh grade mathematics for New Milford Public Schools. Ms. Ferlise graduated magna cum laude from Ramapo College in 2009 with a BA in psychology and holds dual teacher certifications as an elementary generalist and middle school mathematics specialist. She recently completed her M.Ed. at William Paterson University in the “Teaching Children Mathematics” Program and is currently studying educational leadership.  She has a passion for making mathematics fun and “real world-relatable” for every student.

Aerospace Engineering!   CSI!    Robot Quick Builds!    Robotics Rumble!
Alex Ivchenko
has been teaching technology at David E. Owens Middle School in New Milford for 8 years. Currently, he teaches 4 courses, focusing on computer applications, computer graphics, digital filmmaking and robotics. His New Milford peers have recognized him for incorporating the newest trends, such as 3-dimensional CAD (Computer Aided Design), in his lessons. Mr. Ivchenko holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Montclair State University.

Science Meets Art!
Michele Megna is a recent Ramapo College graduate with a visual arts degree and a NJ Teacher’s Certification. In Fall 2013, she completed her student teaching at Hubbard Elementary School in Ramsey, NJ where she gained valuable classroom experience. Ms. Megna has organized and conducted a 10-week after-school art class at Father English Community Center, Paterson, NJ and has also served as a Science Fair judge at Bergen Arts & Science Charter School in Garfield, NJ. Most recognized for her artwork and creativity, Ms. Megna has a talent for explaining difficult concepts through visual imaging. Her passion for art is seen in her imaginative and innovative applications of the Common Core Standards in a science-based curriculum that focuses on technology, collaboration, and problem-solving lessons covering physical science, earth science, biology, chemistry, geology and more.

3-D Animation!   Virtual Science Lab!
Ken Schmarge has been teaching for over 15 years at Ramsey High School where he has taught numerous courses in math, computer science, and physical science. Mr. Schmarge earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Rutgers College, and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Mr. Schmarge regularly integrates technology into his lessons to foster the development of 21st century skills in all of his students, and is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in Educational Technology at Ramapo College. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Schmarge has years of coaching experience in a variety of sports and is the current head coach of the golf team at Ramsey High School.

Coaster Challenge!
Brandis Stracuzzi
 has taught physical science to 8th graders for the last 15 years at Eric Smith Middle School in Ramsey. An innovative and enthusiastic teacher, Mrs. Stracuzzi is experienced in creating and running student centered, high engagement lab-based courses. Mrs. Stracuzzi utilizes state-of-the-art technology and integrates 21st Century Skills in her lessons. She has mentored multiple student groups competing in science fairs and Science Olympiads. Mrs. Stracuzzi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Mount Saint Mary College and a Master’s Degree in Science Education from Lesley University. She also holds a National Board Certificate in the area of Young Adolescent Science.

Recreation/Fitness!
Adam Tinter
 is a Health and Physical Education teacher in Newark with more than 7 years of teaching and coaching experience. With a high passion for sports, Mr. Tinter serves his school district as Head Track Coach and has coached for a multitude of other sports at the youth level. Mr. Tinter is experienced at organizing fun, exciting, competitive, and non-competitive activities that engage students of varying athletic ability. Mr. Tinter is also an alumnus of Ramapo College where he earned his B.A. in Fine Arts and Montclair State University where he earned his M.A.T with a concentration in Health and Physical Education.

Olympic Robotics!   Science of Flight!
Jeremy Truppi has been a technology teacher at Eric S. Smith Middle School in the Ramsey School District for the past 9 years. During his 9 years at Smith School, Mr. Truppi has restructured lesson plans to accommodate 21st Century Skills. He has accomplished these goals by developing and implementing programs in Science of Flight and Robotics, and basing each on the New Jersey Core Content Standards. Mr. Truppi holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Rutgers University and currently holds teaching certifications in both art content knowledge and technology.

2015 Counselor Biographies

Kylie Cerniglia is a junior at Ramapo College of New Jersey majoring in psychology with a concentration in elementary education. She plans on taking part in Teach for America after graduation, and pursuing a Master’s Degree in Special Education. At Ramapo, she was on the basketball cheerleading team during her freshman year. She is also a member of the Future Teachers at Ramapo Club, and has taken part in the Relay for Life at the college. Her experience in the supervision of youth includes serving as a recreation and competition cheerleading coach for 57 year old girls in Saddle Brook, and working as a party leader at Sweet and Sassy in Ridgewood.

Emily Harmon is a student in the Teacher Education Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is currently a senior working towards attaining her bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education. Emily has experience working as a mathematics tutor for students ranging from first to tenth grade. She also works as a substitute teacher for many different school districts in New Jersey. In the future, Emily plans to be a middle or high school mathematics teacher.

Sarah Murphy is a senior at Ramapo College majoring in psychology and minoring in biology. She is a Peer Educator for the college’s Health Awareness Team and has played an active role as Secretary of the Resident Hall Council in Laurel Hall. Her honors include Dean’s List and recipient of a Friends of Ramapo Scholarship. She has worked as a camp/ bus counselor for elementary students at Pine Grove Day Camp and as a teacher’s aide at Sage Day High School, a local therapeutic/alternative school. She plans on attending graduate school to earn her Ph.D. in counseling or educational psychology.

Melissa Ransome is a May 2015 Ramapo College graduate with a BA in Literature and a minor in Spanish. Her honors include being a member of the Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society and receiving an Educational Opportunity Fund Scholarship. Melissa has been working with children for many years, including tutoring students at Eastside High School in Paterson and serving as a 10th grade summer school English teacher at North Star College Preparatory High School in Newark. Melissa has also worked with Kids Together Summer Camp and is looking forward to applying what she has learned from her experiences at many different school districts.

Samantha Simone is a May 2015 Ramapo College graduate with a BA in Acting and is also a certified elementary school teacher in the state of New Jersey. Samantha will be attending Columbia University’s MFA acting program in the fall. Prior to working as a counselor/teacher’s aide for the Explorers-STEM Camp last summer, she served as a camp counselor for 4 years at Meadowbrook Day Camp in Long Valley and as a substitute teacher in various school districts.

2015 Classroom Locations

To print all 3 sessions, click here: ExplorersClassroomsSum15.pdf

Session 1, Section A:

Weeks 1 & 2, Mon.-Fri., July 6-17, 2015

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Early Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

8:45 a.m.-8:55 a.m.
Regular Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

9:00-9:50 a.m.
Science Meets Art!
Teacher: Michele Megna
Laurel Hall 006

10:00-10:50 a.m.
Robotics Rumble!
Teacher: Alex Ivchenko
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel 004

11:00-11:50 a.m.
Recreation/Fitness!
Teacher: Adam Tinter
Varying Indoor/Outdoor Campus Locations (optional swimming on Tuesdays & Fridays)

Noon-12:50 p.m.
Lunch (Purchase on site $6.95 all you can eat lunch or bring your own)
Scott Student Center, Lower Level

1:00-1:50 p.m.
CSI: Crime Science Investigation!
Teacher: Alex Ivchenko
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 004

2:00-2:50 p.m.
Cells, Genes & Adaptations!
Teacher: Allison Bell
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 006

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Regular & Late Pick Up
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html


Session 1, Section B:

Weeks 1 & 2, Mon.-Fri., July 6-17, 2015

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Early Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

8:45 a.m.-8:55 a.m.
Regular Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

9:00-9:50 a.m.
Robotics Rumble!
Teacher: Alex Ivchenko
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 004

10:00-10:50 a.m.
Science Meets Art!
Teacher: Michele Megna
Laurel Hall 006

11:00-11:50 a.m.
Recreation/Fitness!
Teacher: Adam Tinter
Varying Indoor/Outdoor Campus Locations (optional swimming on Tuesdays & Fridays)

Noon-12:50 p.m.
Lunch (Purchase on site $6.95 all you can eat lunch or bring your own)
Scott Student Center, Lower Level

1:00-1:50 p.m.
Cells, Genes & Adaptations!
Teacher: Allison Bell
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 006

2:00-2:50 p.m.
CSI: Crime Science Investigation!
Teacher: Alex Ivchenko
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 004

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Regular & Late Pick Up
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html


Session 2, Section A: 

Two Weeks: Mon.-Fri., July 20-31, 2015

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Early Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

8:45 a.m.-8:55 a.m.
Regular Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

9:00-9:50 a.m.
3-Animation & Programming!
Teacher: Kenneth Schmarge
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 006

10:00-10:50 a.m.
Science of Flight!
Teacher: Jeremy Truppi
Laurel Hall 004

11:00-11:50 a.m.
Recreation/Fitness!
Teacher: Adam Tinter
Varying Indoor/Outdoor Campus Locations (optional swimming on Tuesdays & Fridays)

Noon-12:50 p.m.
Lunch (Purchase on site $6.95 all you can eat lunch or bring your own)
Scott Student Center, Lower Level

1:00-1:50 p.m.
Olympic Robotics!
Teacher: Jeremy Truppi
Academic Complex, Room A-218

2:00-2:50 p.m.
Virtual Science Lab!
Teacher: Kenneth Schmarge
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 006

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Regular & Late Pick Up
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html


Session 2, Section B: 

Two Weeks: Mon.-Fri., July 20-31, 2015

Early Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex;
short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website:
www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

8:45 a.m.-8:55 a.m.
Regular Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex;
short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website:
www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

9:00-9:50 a.m.
Science of Flight!
Teacher: Jeremy Truppi
Laurel Hall 004

10:00-10:50 a.m.
3-Animation & Programming!
Teacher: Kenneth Schmarge
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 006

11:00-11:50 a.m.
Recreation/Fitness!
Teacher: Adam Tinter
Varying Indoor/Outdoor Campus Locations (optional swimming on Tuesdays & Fridays)

Noon-12:50 p.m.
Lunch (Available for purchase on site $6.95 all you can eat lunch or bring your own)
Scott Student Center, Lower Level

1:00-1:50 p.m.
Virtual Science Lab!
Teacher: Kenneth Schmarge
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 006

2:00-2:50 p.m.
Olympic Robotics!
Teacher: Jeremy Truppi
Academic Complex, Room A-218

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Regular & Late Pick Up
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex;
short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website:
www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html


Session 3, Section A: 

Two Weeks: Mon.-Fri., August 3-14, 2015

7:30-8:45 a.m.
Early Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

8:45 a.m.-8:55 a.m.
Regular Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

9:00-9:50 a.m.
Energize Your Math!
Teacher: Nicole Ferlise
Academic Complex, Room A-218 (8/3-5, 8/7, 8/10-8/14); Room A-221 (8/6)

10:00-10:50 a.m.
Robot Quick Builds!
Teacher: Alex Ivchenko
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 004

11:00-11:50 a.m.
Recreation/Fitness!
Teacher: Adam Tinter (first week) & Sheila Morgan (second week)
Varying Indoor/Outdoor Campus Locations
(optional swimming on Tuesdays & Fridays)

Noon-12:50 p.m.
Lunch (Purchase on site $6.95 all you can eat lunch or bring your own)
Scott Student Center, Lower Level

1:00-1:50 p.m.
Aerospace Engineering!
Teacher: Alex Ivchenko
Laurel Hall 004

 2:00-2:50 p.m.
Coaster Challenge!
Teacher: Brandis Stracuzzi
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 006

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Regular & Late Pick Up
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html


Session 3, Section B: 

Two Weeks: Mon.-Fri., August 3-14, 2015

7:30-8:45 a.m.

Early Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

8:45 a.m.-8:55 a.m.
Regular Drop Off
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html

9:00-9:50 a.m.
Robot Quick Builds!
Teacher: Alex Ivchenko
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 004

10:00-10:50 a.m.
Energize Your Math!
Teacher: Nicole Ferlise
Academic Complex, Room A-218 (8/3-5, 8/7, 8/10-8/14); Room A-221 (8/6)

11:00-11:50 a.m.
Recreation/Fitness!
Teacher: Adam Tinter (first week) & Sheila Morgan (second week)
Varying Indoor/Outdoor Campus Locations (optional swimming on Tuesdays & Fridays)

Noon-12:50 p.m.
Lunch (Purchase on site $6.95 all you can eat lunch or bring your own)
Scott Student Center, Lower Level

1:00-1:50 p.m.
Coaster Challenge!
Teacher: Brandis Stracuzzi
Laurel Lab 1 and Laurel Hall 006

2:00-2:50 p.m.
Aerospace Engineering!
Teacher: Alex Ivchenko
Laurel Hall 004

3:00-6:00 p.m.
Regular & Late Pick Up
Linden Hall Lounge (located on 1st floor of the Linden Hall residential complex; short-term parking is in the Parking Deck; see campus map on Website: www.ramapo.edu/map/index.html


To print all 3 sessions, click here: ExplorersClassroomsSum15.pdf

Contacts

For more information about Ramapo College’s Ramapo Explorers STEM – Middle School Academic Camp offered through the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning, please contact:

Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (A-216)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Phone: (201) 684-7370
Fax: (201) 684-7277
E-mail: cipl@ramapo.edu