ET-375 Introduction to Robotics (4 college credits)

August 2 to August 7 (Robotics Showcase on August 7 and August 9 for testing)

9:00 am to 4 :00 pm

This program is designed to introduce students to robotics within a hands-on four (4) college credit course, ET 375 (Introduction to Robotics), to robotic construction, programming, operation, and basic design theory. Throughout the summer, students will work in teams to design, construct, and program autonomous mobile robots by learning and using the C Programming Language within the VEX and LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Robotics Systems among other components. Robotics projects will include behaviors such as line-following, random roaming with obstacle avoidance using IR sensors and ultrasonic range finding sensors, and rotate until a path is clear using the data from the ultrasonic range finders.

Students will be enrolled in ET-375, Introduction to Robotics (a four credit, 90 hour course) and will also attend a 30 hour math workshop that will be held each day from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm. The math workshop is required for all students. 

Metrocards and lunch vouchers will be provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2018
  • A score no greater than 70 on any Common Core Math regents
  • Teacher recommendations should be based on GPA, attendance, and motivation.

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TH-124 Summer Theatre Production Workshop (3 college credits)

July 2 to August 2 , 2018 (Performance on the evening of August 1st)

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Open Call: Looking for aspiring and would-be actors, costumers, makeup artists, set designers, and other theatre hopefuls to hone their craft and perform a play at the  Queensborough Community College College Now Summer Theatre Production Workshop. Students will also attend a Broadway Show.

The curriculum is divided into two sections: CN-13 is a 45 hour workshop that focuses on acting strategies, recitation, monologues and TH-124, a three credit, 60 hour college course that uses a hands-on approach to stagecraft construction where students design and build all sets for the production. The performance of The Short Play Festival wil take place in the Shadow Box Theatre on August 1, 2018 and will be a ticketed event. Family and friends and members of the CUNY community will be invited to attend.  The perfornace is scheduled for 7:00 pm and should be over by 9:00 pm.

Metrocards and lunch vouchers will be provided.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a New York City public high school student, entering 11th or 12th grade in September 2018
  • Have a minimum score of 65 on the English Language Arts (ELA) Regents exam OR an overall high school GPA of 70 or above
  • Students coming from Queensborough Community College partner schools will be given priority, but eligible students from other public schools may attend if space permits.
  • Additionally, preference will be given to students entering their junior and senior years and spots will be offered to sophomores as space permits.

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College Focus

Don't Repeat High School Classes in College... FOCUS!

Did you know that 1 in 4 college students have to take remedial classes? Did you know that remedial classes repeat high school material but cost more time and financial aid than college courses? Did you know that students in remediation cannot take the courses they need to graduation until they are remediation free?

About Summer College Focus

College Focus is a FREE CUNY college readiness program. It helps you test out of remediation before you enter college. This five-week summer intensive program includes meal vouchers and Metrocards.

Eligibility for Summer College Focus

Students are eligible for College Focus if they are high school seniors who are on-track to graduate with Regents/Common Core scores in Math that will allow them to graduate, but aren’t high enough to meet the college readiness benchmark.


For College Focus (COFO) Math:

Seniors who scored a no higher that a 69 on any Common Core Math Regents

  • Have already successfully completed their commencement level credit math  and
  • are on track to graduate with and have excellent attendance records.

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