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    Clarkson University: Horizons Summer Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Horizons program's mission is to drive genuine and inclusive culture change for middle and high school students from all backgrounds. Our aim is to provide tools to help our participants excel in STEAM and attend college well prepared to pursue employment, advanced degrees and eventually assume leadership roles in STEAM.

    Through fun and challenging hands-on projects, the Horizons curriculum uses an integrated instructional module in mathematics, science and engineering that is supported by the arts and technology. We believe in a holistic approach to education. Additionally, it is important to foster growth and balance in the life of a participant in every course. Thus, the life skills component further enhances instruction as participants build confidence, personal insight, leadership skills and team spirit in an emotionally supported learning environment. 

    Therefore, our Horizons Program objectives are to:

    • Help students realize that the knowledge of STEAM is important to their future
    • Build self-esteem to perform and apply their skills so that they can envision themselves in STEM-based fields of study and careers
    • Enhance problem-solving, reasoning, and critical-thinking skills
    • Build confidence to perform and apply skills through interactive, hands-on, cooperative learning experiences in which participants work together to solve problems
    • Develop and enhance oral, written, and presentation skills through discussion of global and cultural issues
    • Promote self-awareness, leadership, and team-building skills