S.T.E.M. OFFERINGS FOR STUDENTS
FIRST Lego Robotics & FRC Robotics Programming Summer Camp
The Robotics Summer Camp is a 4-week experience offered to students in Grades 4-12. Each summer, 50 students are selected to participate in the summer camp. The FIRST Lego Robotics Camp introduces students in Grades 4-8 to real-world engineering challenges. Students in this program have the opportunity to (1) design, build, test and program robots using LEGO EV3® technology, (2) apply real-world math and science concepts, (3) research challenges facing today’s scientists, (4) learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills and (5) participate in tournaments. Students who participate in the FRC Robotics Programming Camp Grades 9-12, are taught engineering basics along with engineering design techniques through the construction of working FRC robots. Visit https://db.tt/rS5YxHEw for a peek inside the program. Application Information: TBD
Young Science Explorers Summer Camp
In 2015-2016, the district launched a summer program for rising 6-7 graders who were interested in engaging in hands-on science and STEM learning. In partnership with Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program at Montclair State University, the program served the purpose of training the Young Explorers in the use of the engineering design process to solve real environmental problems in the Orange community. Application Information: TBD
NJIT Early College-Prep STEM Summer Camp
The Orange Public Schools and NJIT’s Center for Pre-College Programs have joined forces to provide opportunities for Orange Public School students in Grades 4-12, who are interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This 5-week intensive summer initiative engages students in classroom discussions and lectures, laboratory experiments, demonstrations in advanced topics in mathematics, geometry, trigonometry, environmental science, physics, engineering, computer programming and application, and language arts. Application information: TBD
The district, through its partnering foundation, provides this opportunity annually for up to 50 qualifying students. Program topics include:
- Women in Engineering & Technology (FEMME)
- Introduction to Chemical Industry in Engineering (IChIME)
- Explore Careers in Technology and Engineering (ExCITE)
- Chemical Engineering (CHEM-ENG)
- Fundamentals of Physical Sciences (FPS)
- Fundamentals of Physical Sciences (FPS) – UNITE
- Environmental Science and Engineering (ESEP)
- Pre-Engineering Program (PrEP)
- Aeronautical Engineering Program (AEP)
NJIT ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp
The district encourages Orange Public Schools’ students to participate in ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC). The EMBHSSC is a two-week, academic, residential camp that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science knowledge and skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path. The camp is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for middle school students. The camp is held on the campus of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ. Application information: TBD
Real-World Connections (RWC) BSTEAM
The RWC Real World BSTEAM Academy (business, science, technology, engineering, art & math) at NJIT is a renewed upgraded edition of the Real World Connections (RWC) learning model and a new career pipeline at NJIT where a majority of students from OPS (joined by a minority of students from other districts) will have yet another round of real world hands-on/ project-based learning experiences to master a broad array of BSTEAM related skills. This year will mark a renewed partnership with Johnson and Johnson and other industry partners plus an additional leadership program offered for the second time. The program main target audience will be students from 8th grade to 11th grade.
RWC program has a successful 14 year history and was frequently selected for major national and local grants and awards. The training utilizes expert coaching, multi-tier mentoring and project-based learning with real world clients or based on entrepreneurship. The program include a wide arrange of activities beyond training and projects including hands-on trips, social fun-filled trips, leadership camps, social meals, guest speakers, inspiring movies and social sports Olympics.
The program will start with an open house on Oct 5th at NJIT. Each semester will end up with a final presentation event; which is a joint-public showcase at NJIT. Both events – after each semester – will allow the students to introduce their accomplishments to the world and will be evaluated by judging panel from our industry partners’ network. Performance awards to best participants will include cash prizes, certificates, in-advance recommendation letters and selection in spectacular professional or entertaining activities. This is why this program has become a true career pipeline for thousands of students over the past 14 years. Application Information: TBD
The skills that students will master in this program include but not limited to:
- Solving cyber-crimes with science and technology in partnership with industry
- Building smartphone apps using Android Platform.
- Developing video games that simulate real-world scenarios and involve multidisciplinary aspects of STEM.
- Creating value-added movies as part of the filmmaking track
- Building professional websites using open source programming skills
History/Tourism in Action
- Discovering the city of Newark Ironbound culture and history and introducing it to the world
NJIT's Saturday Morning STEM Program
The Saturday Morning STEM program introduces students to engineering concepts, Middle School & High School Math and Computer Science. The program is open to Current 5th – 8th-grade students. The fall 2019 session will be focused on five engineering themes. Each theme will introduce students to engineering concepts with five Saturday morning sessions. https://www.njit.edu/precollege/saturday-morning-stem#tab-0
- Aeronautical Engineering: Students will explore aviation including air travel and space-related flight.
- Bio-Medical Engineering: Students will learn how engineering is used to solve clinical problems in medicine.
- Environmental Science & Engineering: Students will explore ecosystems and environmental concerns through the eyes of an engineer.
- Chemistry and Chemical Engineering: Students will learn how chemistry and engineering are combined in the commercial production of products.
- Mechanical and Civil Engineering: Students will learn about efficiency in design and construction, involving machines, forces, and acceleration.
NJIT's RWC Cyber Security Summer Camp
In summer 2016, NJIT’s Computer Science department/ RWC Program offered its first Cybersecurity Real World Connections Summer Camp at NJIT (Cyber-RWC). The camp provided more than 40 middle & high school students across New Jersey access to an intensive multidisciplinary Cybersecurity learning experience with multi-level/ hands-on training workshops and four exciting real-world project tracks.
Program topics include:
- Web Development and Security
- Game Development for Cybersecurity Simulation
- CSI: Solving Cyber Crimes with STEM
NJTPA Transportation You Program
Transportation YOU is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. The “Transportation You Program” sponsored by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). The Transportation You Program is a one-year career counseling and professional development that encourages female high school students to find and take up a job in the transportation industry. The program runs as an extra-curricular program and it is based at One Newark Center, 17th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102. The district provide round-trip transportation for the following dates and destinations.
Through the program, WTS chapters work to make a difference in the lives of young girls by offering programs and activities that will spark their interest in all modes of transportation and encourage them to take courses in math, science, and technology, which are the stepping-stones to exciting careers that can change the face of the transportation industry.
The Office of Mathematics and Science continues to offer annual recognition of students in grades 3-High School who excel in mathematics by providing opportunities for students to exhibit their proficiency of mathematics content in a competitive format.