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03/22/2005
Summer Technology Camp at Bethlehem Central Offers Lessons in Forensics, Physics, Rockets and Robotics

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 21, 2005

Summer Technology Camp, co-sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College, is back at Bethlehem Central Middle School this year. The one-week day camp is designed for those entering fifth through eighth grades who want to gain fun, hands on experience in a variety of interesting scientific principles.

This year’s study modules include:

  • CSI-Tech Camp, a look at evidence gathering and criminal investigation;
  • The Physics of Baseball, which explores friction, center of gravity, forces of motion and other principles of physics;
  • Invisible Light, an examination of ultraviolet and infrared light;
  • Engineering Challenge, designing, testing and programming a robotic car
  • Up, Up and Away, turning empty plastic bottles into high-powered water rockets.

This program runs from July 11 through 15, and participants need not be from the Bethlehem Central School District to attend.

Registration begins March 31. More information can also be found at www.hvcc.edu/kidscamps. Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.