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Hudson Valley Community College to Hold Technology Enrichment Program for High School Students at TEC-SMART This Summer

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

High school students interested in engineering, nanoscale science, electronics and alternative energy can attend a five-day Technology Enrichment Program at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART facility, July 9-13.

The five-day program will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at TEC-SMART, located in NYSERDA’s Saratoga Technology and Energy Park® (STEP®). Participants will explore electronics, video game design, photolithography, solar cell fabrication and hydrogen power.

The program is co-sponsored by the Ballston Spa Central School District and is open to students from any district entering ninth through 12th grade.

Program instructors include technology teachers from the Ballston Spa district. The cost is $195, which covers instruction, course materials and a t-shirt.

TEC-SMART, a collaboration between the college and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), features more than a dozen state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories used to train students in semiconductor manufacturing and green technologies, including home energy efficiency, alternative fuels, solar, geothermal and wind energy.

To register for the Technology Enrichment Program, contact the college’s Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339 or go to

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 65,000 alumni.