STEM at Colgate University

Summers at Colgate University

Since the summer of 2013, Excellence Community Schools has partnered with Beginning with Children to prepare rising 8th-12th grade students for success in and beyond college by hosting the S.T.E.M. & Shakespeare Institute at Colgate University. This week long immersion exposes students to the rigors of college prep academics by providing residential and extracurricular activities that deepen understandings of the collegiate experience. Institute participants experience what it is like to be a college student and begin to build the social-emotional and scholastic competencies required to successfully navigate college.

STEM and Shakespeare at Colgate University courses over the years:

  • National STEM Video Game Challenge
  • Coding: Website Development
  • Law: Mock Trial
  • Politics: “Lean in Or Dig Deep”, “Great Political Debates”
  • Personal Development: “Live By Design, Not by Default”
  • Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Hamlet
  • Personal Finance
  • Investment Portfolio Challenge
  • Astrophysics
  • Relativity
  • Epidemiology of AIDS
  • Energy and Innovation
  • CAD, Design, Computer Programming and Rapid Prototyping with 3D Printing