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A&M Summer Programs 2013

 

AAMU Child Development Center Summer Camp

Contact:  Johna Benson at (256) 372-5436 or Marvetta Allen at (256) 372-5437.

BoySmall.jpgSponsor:  AAMU Child Development Center

Target:  The Center is accepting applications for its Summer Camp Program for 3-8-year-olds.  The program runs May 28-July 26.  Activities include field trips for bowling, skating, movies and swimming.

Cost:  Registration Fee is $150.  Non-potty trained, $95/week; Potty trained, $85/week.

Absolute Deadline:  Call

 

 

ACT Preparation:  All Subject Areas

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

Target: Grades 10-12.

Topics:  This test preparation class is designed to prepare high school students for the ACT examination. This class will include a review of each subject area on the test, test taking tips and strategies, and pointers on time management during testing.

Duration:  One day, August 5, 2013   12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:  $70; Class materials included

Absolute Deadline:  COB August 3, 2013

 

 

ACT Preparation:  Reading and English Sections Only

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

Target: Grades 10-12. 

Topics: This class will help the student that may excel at Math and Science but ACTTestPrep.jpg
struggle in Reading and Language. We will explore the grammar and punctuation concepts that are necessary to know for the English section of the test while discussing strategies to make the overwhelming amount of information seem more bearable. In addition, we will tackle the Reading section and determine how to “speed” through by reading more quickly and rearranging the passages.

Duration:  One day, June 18, 2013   1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost:  $50; Class materials included

Absolute Deadline:  COB  June 13, 2013

 

 

ACT Preparation:  Science and Math Sections Only

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

Target: Grades 10-12. 

Topics:  This class will help the student that may excel at Language and Literature but struggle in Math and Science. We will do extensive practice on types of problems, learn and begin memorizing the formulas needed, and maneuver our way through Science graphs, charts and illustrations.

Duration:  One day, July 9, 2013   1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost:  $50; Class materials included

Absolute Deadline:  COB July 3, 2013

 

 

ACT Test Preparation:  All Subject Areas

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

Target: Grades 10-12.  Topics: This test preparation class is designed to prepare high school students for the ACT examination. This class will include a review of each subject area on the test, test taking tips and strategies, and pointers on time management during testing.

Duration:  One day, June 4, 2013   12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost:  $70; Class materials included

Absolute Deadline:  COB May 30, 2013

 

 

Africa Summer Internship Program (ASIP)

Contact: Dr. James O. Bukenya, professor of resource economics, (256) 372-5729; or Mr. Eric Oheny-Nyako, professor of accounting, (256) 372-4786.

Africa.pngSponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Focus: The overall objective is to provide opportunities for AAMU students to increase their awareness, deepen their understanding and prepare for future employment in a knowledge-based economy.

Target: Five to ten students from the College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences (COALNS) and the College of Business and Public Affairs (COBPA) who meet the selection criteria will travel to Ghana (University of Ghana) to engage in a program of study designed to build a well-rounded student with international exposure.

Duration: June (2 to 3 weeks)

Cost:  Free

Absolute Deadline: Call Program Director: (256) 372-5729

 

 

Algebra I  (Getting Ready for)

Algebra1.gifTarget: Grades 8-12.  Topics: solving multi-step equations and graphing linear equations and inequalities.

Duration:  One day, July 29, 2013   11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost:  $40

Absolute Deadline:  COB July 24, 2013

 

 

Algebra II (Getting Ready for)

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

Algebra 2.pngTarget: Grades 9-12.  Topics: graphing linear equations and inequalities, factoring polynomials, and simplifying radicals.

Duration:  One day, July 30, 2013   11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cost:  $40

Absolute Deadline:  COB July 25, 2013

 

 

American Psychological Association (APA) Style Writing Class

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

APA.jpgTarget: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Topics: Guidelines to format reports, essays, and research documents, according to the standards set by the American Psychological Association.

Duration:  Two Class Sessions, July 15&17, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cost:  $55

Absolute Deadline:  COB July 10, 2013

 

 

American Sign Language

Contact:   Dr. Fobbs-Wilson at (256) 372-8623 for important details.

The Rehabilitation Counseling and Special Education Programs continue to offer American Sign Language.  If you are interested in taking this course during the AmericanSignLanguage.jpg
summer stop by the office of Rehabilitation Counseling in room 126 CCN or call 372-4039.  Provide your name and phone number.  

Target:  The SPE 524 American Sign Language course is open to the AAMU campus community and to participants from local agencies and schools. American Sign Language is a three (3) credit hour course being offered during the summer semester. 

Duration:  Eight weeks

Registration:  SPE 524 Sign Language, 4:10-6:50 pm Tues &Thurs, CCN Room #126, May 28-Jul 30, 2013, Instructor:  Beth Hartman

Absolute Deadline:  Call

 

 

Analog-to-Digital Conversion Short Course

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

Analog.jpgSponsor:   AAMU Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Target:   Industry and Government Engineers (electrical, electronic, computer and systems) and Computer Scientists
Topics:   Sampling theory, analog-to-digital conversion, test and measurement of analog-to-digital converters/digital-to-analog converters, and applications.
Duration:   Four Class Sessions, June 24-27, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost:   $350. Certificate of Completion for 14 PDUs.

Absolute Deadline:   June 18, 2013

 

 

Animal Science: The Path to the Future

Contact:  Dr. Gamal E. Abdelrahim, (256) 372-4164 or gamal.abdrahim@aamu.edu

Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Agriculture

Target:  A six-week, non-residential summer enrichment program for high school students with a strong interest in animal science or pre-veterinary medicine.  Students will be exposed to research in animal science and will be provided with hands-on experience in the University's Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station and animal science laboratories.  Students will also learn about animal science and the available career opportunities for graduates of the discipline.

Participants:  10

Duration:  June 3-July 19, 2013

Eligibility Requirements:  Junior and senior high school students with fast interest in animal science

Stipend:  $300.00

Absolute Deadline:  Call or send e-mail to Dr. Gamal E. Abdelrahim, program

director.

 

Animal Science Focus for 2020 and Beyond

Contact: Dr. Gamal E. Abdelrahim, (256) 372-4164 or gamal.abdrahim@aamu.edu

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Target: A six-week, non-residential summer enrichment program for AAMU animal science and pre-veterinary students.  The internship focus is to prepare the students for future careers in animal health, nutrition, breeding and genetics, animal feeds technology, and in other areas in animals' biological sciences.  During the internship, the students will be provided intensive training at state-of-the-art animal science research facilities at Tuskegee University.  

Participants: 5

Duration: June 3-July 19, 2013

Eligibility Requirements: Animal science and pre-vet students

Cost:  $2,500 (Fully funded by USDA)

Absolute Deadline: Call or send e-mail to Dr. Gamal E. Abdelrahim, program director.

 

 

 

Basic Home Study for Adoption and Foster Care

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

FosterCare.jpgTarget: Social Workers, Prospective Adoptive and Foster Parents and other professionals Topics: Agency requirements for adoption and foster care, the Suitability Assessment, and the required basic Home Study writing model.

Duration:  Two Class Sessions, June 18 & 20, 2013, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Cost:  $70, Certificate of Completion for 6 Contact Hours/Professional Development Units

Absolute Deadline:  COB June 13, 2013

 

 

CETPS Summer STEM Academy: High School STEM Experience

High School STEM Experience

Contact:  Michelle Cunningham, (256) 372-5042, michelle.cunningham

@aamu.edu or Computing.jpgGerald Vines, (256) 372-5574, gerald.vines@aamu.edu

Requirements:  Submit application, two letters of recommendation, transcript, survey, and one-page essay on “The Importance of Mathematics and Science in Society” – STEM Academy, P. O. Box 1148, Normal, AL  35762

Sponsor:   College of Engineering, Technology, and Physical Sciences

Target:  A four-week non-residential summer enrichment program for high school students with strong interest in mathematics and engineering. Students will explore the many different fields of engineering through activities, competitions and field trips. For students having completed grades 9-11.

Duration:  June 3 - 27, 2013

Absolute Deadline:  May 13, 2013

 

 

“Earn and Learn” Summer Program: Upward Bound Math and Science (UB/MS)

Contact: Bob Petty, Administrator, North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence (NACEE), www.nacee.net/contact.htm, (256) 372-4600; Kyle Rose,
LearnEarn.jpgSr., Instructor/Mentor, (256) 372-8283, Department of Engineering and Technology, Alabama A&M University.

Target: Grades 9-12, qualified Upward Bound participants

Registration: By application only

Duration: June 3-July 8

Sponsor:   Alabama Space Grant Consortium (ASGC) NASA Training Grant #NNX10AJ80H.

 

Eight-Hour GRE Preparation: Quantitative Reasoning (Math) Section Only

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

Target:  Individuals planning to pursue advanced studies and individuals who want to perform successfully on the quantitative reasoning section of the GRE.

Topics:  This class will be a review of the rules and formulas needed from the areas of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.  NOTE:  This is a fast-paced class and is not intended for students that need more than a review.

Duration:  Two class sessions, July 31 & August 1 (Wednesday and Thursday), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (A lunch break is not included; bring a sack lunch or snacks).

Cost:  $85; Class materials included

Absolute Deadline:  COB  July 25

  

  

Eight-Hour GRE Preparation: Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing Sections Only

Contact: Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL 35762
Target: Individuals planning to pursue advanced studies and Individuals who want high or higher GRE scores
Topics: This class will present and review strategies for answering text completion, sentence equivalence, and reading comprehension questions. The session will also review academic writing strategies for the Analytical Writing section of the exam.
Duration: Two Class Sessions, June 17 &19, 2013, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 Class materials included
Absolute Deadline: June 12
 

 

Geometry  (Getting Ready for)

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

Geometry.jpgTarget: Grades 9-12.  Topics:  Calculating distances and midpoints on line segments, the Pythagorean Theorem, and Angle Addition Theorems, and a review of algebraic concepts used in geometry (solving equations containing fractions, simplifying radicals, and multiplying polynomials)

Duration:  One day, July 29, 2013 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  $40

Absolute Deadline:  COB July 24, 2013

 

 

HBCU-UP Summer Bridge Program-SBP

Contact: Ms. Dianne Kirnes at (256) 372-8786 or Dr. Mostafa Dokhanian at (256) 372-8131.

Focus:   SBP is one of seven programs under the NSF-sponsored AAMU HBCU-UP project. The program focuses on strengthening participants’ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic and social skills. Participants attend four classes per day for one hour each.  The classes include: “Mathematics for STEM students”, “STEM Fundamentals” (Science and Green.pngEngineering Fundamentals & Design), “Introduction to Scientific Computation and Computer Visualization”, as well as “Technical Writing and Critical Thinking in the STEM disciplines”. Additionally, students will be trained on “Skills for STEM Success” (e.g., test preparation, note taking, time management, exploring learning styles, etc.).

Participants:  30 high school rising juniors and seniors

HBCU-UP Summer Bridge Program-SBP 2013Application:

Requirements:  Prospective applicants are required to submit an on-line application https://exchange.aamu.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=b0ecefe788cd4d5da93ba4434eaecfbd&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.aamu.edu%2fnews%2f2011%2fPages%2fAAMU-Summer-Programs-2012.aspx  and two letters of recommendation from science teacher, math teacher or counselor.

Duration:  June 3–July 11, 2013

Stipend:  $200/week for the six-week program and two letters of recommendation from science teacher, math teacher or counselor.

Absolute Deadline:  Call

 

 

Licensure Preparation Training: Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) Examination

Contact: Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL 35762
Target: A&M May 2013 MSW Graduates & A&M MSW Alumni
Topics: This 8-hour FREE licensure preparation training is designed to prepare A&M MSW students and alumni for the LGSW professional examination.
Duration: One day that meets each Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., during the months of May, June, and July, for two hours.
Cost: free (A&M MSW May 2013 Graduates & A&M MSW Alumni only)
Absolute Deadline:  Call

Massie Chairs of Excellence Energy Outreach Program (2013)

Contact: Dr. Susie Zhao at xiang.zhao@aamu.edu or (256) 372-8466, Dr. Stephen Babalola at stephen.babalola@aamu.edu or (256) 372-5824, Dr. Trent Montgomery at (256)372-5463 or trent.montgomery@aamu.edu in College of Engineering, Technology, and Physical Sciences.

Focus:  Participants of the program are afforded an opportunity to build an electric generator and turbine.  The two units are connected to a power source to generate electricity.  The program provides opportunities for participants to experiment with fuel cells and solar panels.  They are taught the fundamental units of power and energy measurements, voltage and current parameters.   Participants are exposed to all of the sources of energy used in our society. Participants will also learn how to collect and analyze data, plot graphs, and develop reports and presentations using the Microsoft Office tools. At the end of the first week, participants will take a trip to a power generation facility. Sponsor:  Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Agency Registration Deadline:  

Cost:  Free.  Camp Time: Non-residential, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Duration:  July 8 – 18, 2013

Eligibility Requirements:  This summer enrichment program is designed for high school students with strong interest in mathematics and engineering. Students must complete grades 9-11 in spring 2013.

Absolute Deadline:   Application package (application form, 2 letters of recommendation, transcript, and one-page essay on “The Importance of Energy in Our Society”) must be submitted before June 18, 2013, by 5 p.m. 

 

 

Passing Camp

Contact:  AAMU Football Office, (256) 372-4014/4005

Target:  This camp provides teams with the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming fall season, enhance teamwork, assess skill level, and improve their football.jpg
passing game. The AAMU coaching staff will be on site to interact and provide instruction for the teams.  All camp attendees are required to sign a camp waiver form that can be accessed at AAMUSPORTS.COM. Waiver forms are to be completed and turned in with your camp application. If a waiver is not completed and turned in, the camper will not be allowed to participate.

Duration:   Wednesday, June 26 for teams
Cost:   $250 per team (20 player roster limit)
Games:   All teams are guaranteed five games.
Requirements:   Teams are required to bring both home and away jerseys/t-shirts and each player should bring both football cleats and sneakers.

 

 

Precalculus  Algebra (Getting Ready for)

Contact:  Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL  35762

Target: Grades 9-12.  Topics: Factoring polynomials, radicals (simplifying, applying operations, and rationalizing), and solving quadratic equations by factoring, using square root property and the quadratic formula

Duration:  One day, July 30, 2013   1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost:  $40

Absolute Deadline:  COB July 25, 2013

 

 

Pre-Freshmen Bridge Program 

Contact:  Michelle Cunningham, (256) 372-5024, michelle.cunningham@aamu.edu or Gerald Vines, (256) 372-5574, gerald.vines@aamu.edu

Focus:  A three-week residential program designed to introduce participants to Math.jpg
mathematics skills and background information that will help them to advance in their college pursuits.
This year’s theme: “Elevation”; we elevate in order to put ourselves and others in a better place. It also acts as a forum for the exchange of information and procedures to enhance each student.

Sponsor:   College of Engineering, Technology, and Physical Sciences

Requirements: Students must be accepted to Alabama A&M University, as well as have declared their major within the College of Engineering, Technology, and Physical Sciences. They must have attended SOARS before or on July 8th and 9th.

Duration:  July 9 - 26, 2013

Absolute Deadline:  June 14, 2013

 

 

Robotics Camp

(PIIT Computer Camp)

Contact: Dr. Joel Fu at (256) 372-4119.

Focus:  As one of the Partners for Innovation in Information Technology (PIIT) Program funded by the National Science Foundation, Department of Computer Sciences will be conducting 2013 summer computer camps. This is one week-long, 40-hour summer camp.

Robot.jpgScope:  Intensive training and hands-on learning opportunities constructing and programming Lego NXT robots; building and programming robots for tasks, using RoboLab, a graphical programming environment.

Target:  Grades 9-12

Participants:  Limited seating

Duration:  One Week, June 3-7

Cost:  Free

Stipend:  $50

Application:  http://www.mtsu.edu/piit/AAMU_Camps.php

Absolute Deadline:  Call

 

 

Social Media for Business (Advanced)

Contact: Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL 35762
Target: Business professionals and Entrepreneurs, Community Members, Students
Topic: For users already familiar with social media tools, this class will review guidelines for creative design, examine advance methods for attracting new business, discuss best practices for customer service through social media and discover additional tools to supplement an online presence.
Duration: Two Class Sessions, June 4 & 6, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $65 Certificate of Completion awarded for 6 Contact Hours/Professional Development Units
Absolute Deadline: May 30

 

 

Summer Internship Program - Agribusiness

Contact: Dr. Duncan M. Chembezi, professor and director, AAMU Small Farms Research Center, (256) 372-4970; or Ms. E’licia L. Chaverest, program manager, AAMU Small Farms Research Center, (256) 372-4970.

Sponsor: USDA/NIFA/Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program

Focus: The internship program is intended to provide opportunities for AAMU students to increase their awareness and understanding of production agriculture and agribusiness. The long-term goal is to contribute to growing and cultivating potential next generation of farmers, ranchers and entrepreneurs who will use the experience, skills and land stewardship to improve and enhance sustainability and productive capacity of farms and ranches.

Target: We are looking for three to five undergraduate students from the College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences (CALNS) who are interested in enhancing their experience with agribusiness and production agriculture. Prior familiarity with agriculture and interest in working with or assisting limited resource beginning farmers and ranchers, land owners and rural entrepreneurs are an advantage. The program is a part of USDA’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP) initiative which is aimed at growing the next generation of farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs.

Duration: June and July (8 weeks)

Cost:  Free

Deadline: Call Dr. Duncan M. Chembezi: (256) 372-4970

 

 

 

Test-taking and Study Strategies

Contact: Kris Reed, (256) 372-5753, AAMU Office of Extended Studies (www.odees@aamu.edu), P.O. Box 579, Normal, AL 35762

Target: Middle School 6th-8th graders, High School 9th-12th graders, & College Students

Topics: Test-taking and study strategies, note-taking techniques, eliminating testing anxiety, and more.

Duration: One day, August 1, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $40 Class materials included

Registration Deadline: July 30

 

Tutorial Assistance Network

Contact:  Linda L. Skeete, M.S., Coordinator, Tutorial Assistance Network, 121 Thomas Hall/AAMU, (256) 372-5487

Target:  The Tutorial Assistance Network (TAN) is currently hiring Academic Peer Tutors and Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders for Summer 2013.  All peer_tutor.jpg
interested students are required to complete an application and obtain a recommendation from the faculty member who taught the course(s).  The number of work hours per week will be determined by course needs, available funding, and the student’s supervisor. Call for an application for the qualifications and detailed job descriptions for each position.

Summer 2013 tutor positions are available for Biology, Chemistry, History, Physics and Mathematics.

Duration:  Interested students are required to attend training sessions every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 pm, starting May 28 and ending July 23.

Absolute Deadline:  Call

 

 

Upward Bound

Contact:  Brandon Harris, TRiO-Upward Bound, (256)372-4709, brandon.harris@aamu.edu

Focus:  A federally funded program designed to assist 104 eligible first-generation and/or low-income high school students, who have an academic need UB2013.png
and a desire to go to college.  Participants receive assistance that strengthens the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to successfully enroll and succeed in postsecondary education.  Upward Bound services include:  academic instruction, tutoring, ACT and college preparation, and cultural development.  The program is a year round program, consisting of both and residential (summer) and academic (school year) components.

Participants:  Upward Bound services rising 9th to 12th grade students.  The 104 students that the program is funded to serve must attend or will be attending one of the following six target area high schools:            

Huntsville City                                     Madison County           

S.R. Butler                                          Buckhorn           

J.O. Johnson                                       Hazel Green            Lee                                                     Sparkman

Duration: A six-week residential component (June 2nd – July 12th) and 14 week academic component (Saturdays à 8am until 1pm).

Application Deadline:  None.  Applications are accepted year-round.  However, once funded number (104 students) is reached, applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

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Office of Marketing and Public Relations
Alabama A&M University
P. O. Box 1027 (303 Patton Hall)
Normal, AL 35762-1027
(256) 372-5654
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Jerome Saintjones, jerome.saintjones@aamu.edu, (256) 372-5607
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Interns/Bi-Weekly Students: (256) 372-5625