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Media Alert: Gifted and Talented Students To Explore Computer Science, Space Engineering/Robotics, & Chesapeake Bay Ecosytem Research At Summer Centers

Three Summer Programs Launch Next Week

For Immediate Release                                                      Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (June 29, 2015)

The Center for Computer Science and Creativity at the Community College of Baltimore County; The Center for Space Engineering: Robotics at the Howard B. Owens Science Center; and the Center for Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Research at Horn Point are 2015 Maryland summer center programs getting underway next week.
The 2015 Maryland Summer Centers Program continues a 48-year commitment at the State level to provide summer educational opportunities for Maryland’s gifted and talented students. The program, coordinated through the Maryland State Department of Education, in partnership with public and nonpublic agencies, provides Maryland’s diverse gifted and talented student population with advanced, rigorous, experiential learning opportunities that nurture these students’ talents and abilities within unique learning environments. Nine centers will be held this summer.

  • The Center for Computer Science and Creativity will help students learn and program in computer languages, creating animations by using Java, C++ and Python.  Students also will learn the valuable processes essential to programming.  Students entering grades 3-8 will use the state-of-the-art computer labs at the Community College of Baltimore County’s Essex Campus.  The Center is funded, in part, by Northrop Grumman.

           July 6-17, 9 a.m.  – 3 p.m.

           Community College of Baltimore County - Essex Campus
           7201 Rossville Boulevard
           Rosedale, MD 21237

  • The Center for Space Engineering: Robotics focuses on designing, building, and testing robots that use sensors to conduct missions.  Students in small engineering teams brainstorm, collaborate, and implement solutions to robotic challenges.  Students will have access to the Challenger Learning Center, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Science on a Sphere, and the Planetarium. The Center is funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

           July 6-21, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

           Howard B. Owens Science Center
           9601 Greenbelt Road
           Lanham, MD 20706

  • Center for Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Research at Horn Point will allow students to work beside scientists at one of the top marine research facilities in the world to collect and analyze data pertaining to the management of the Chesapeake Bay’s natural resources.  The residential program for students entering grades 6-10 will utilize the 850 acre Horn Point Environmental Laboratory on the shores of the Choptank River. This center is funded by private and corporate donations, and facilitated by NorthBay, LLC.

           Section A: July 5-11, for students entering grades 6-8
           8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

           Section B: July 12-18, for students entering grades 8-10
           8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

           University of Maryland, Horn Point Environmental Laboratory
           2020 Horns Point Rd
           Cambridge, MD 21613