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The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL RESEARCH PROGRAM

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester holds an annual summer research program for Rochester-area high school students who have just completed their junior year. The eight-week program provides an exceptional opportunity for highly motivated students to experience scientific research in a realistic environment. Students who are accepted into the program are assigned to a research project and supervised by a staff scientist or engineer at the Laboratory. These projects form an integral part of the research program of the Laboratory and are related to the Laboratory’s 60-beam OMEGA laser, one of the world’s most powerful fusion lasers, and the OMEGA EP laser, completed in 2008.

At the end of the program, the students present the results of their projects at a symposium in the Laboratory. The students also produce written project reports. The students work 40-hour weeks and are paid. The program is a commuter program and no provision is made for student housing during the summer.

Only students currently in their junior year are eligible. To apply, a student must submit a letter indicating his/her desire to take part in the program and fill out an application form. The student must also submit a short essay describing his/her interest in science and technology and his/her future goals. As supporting material, the student must submit a copy of his/her transcript and a letter of recommendation from a science or math teacher. Several applicants are interviewed before the final selection is made. Selections are announced by the beginning of May. Students must be available to start on the first day of the program. Students must follow the University of Rochester’s Covid-19 protocols. See: for details.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office Teen Police Academy
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Teen Police Academy is designed to give teens across the county an introduction to law enforcement training. Teens will also gain an understanding of law enforcement's role in our community. The training will include classroom instruction, actual role-plays and rigorous physical fitness training. There is no charge to attend the academy.
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office Teen Police Academy will offer two separate weeks to attend the academy. The teens that are chosen will attend only one of those two weeks.  The first academy class will be held from July 10th through July 14th, 2023 from 8AM to 4PM. The second academy class will be held from July 24th through July 28th, 2023 from 8AM to 4PM. Academy classes will be held at the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY 14624.


Are you passionate about music, art, drama, and film production? The Office of Summer College Program is offering the Exploring Arts Track. The Exploring Arts track is open to all rising juniors and seniors. Students who meet the requirements can apply for a scholarship base on merit or need. The Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Mississippi offers various options for high school students to receive high school and/or college credit during the summer. Students interested in enrolling in the Credit Programs will first need to complete the following application.
Joy of coding

Michigan University is offering an online Intro to Coding summer course they created for high school students to learn coding. The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. Using Python, students will learn how coding powers apps such as Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram and Siri, and even learn how to code their own versions of Snapchat lenses.
Students will:
• Learn to code at their own pace (no scheduled lectures) with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students
• Receive a certificate of accomplishment to include in college applications
• Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code 

Cost: $125 plus tax | need-based financial aid available
Apply by April 30, 2023 for priority consideration.


Summer Advanced Manufacturing Experieince

Interested in Engineering, Robotics, Designing and Manufacturing? 
Monroe County, Monroe Community College (MCC), Monroe One BOCES, and FAME (Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers' Enterprise) are partnering this summer to provide current 9th graders in Monroe County the opprtunity to:

*Learn how to design and manufacture products at Eastern Career Center (EMCC)

*Tour companies and MCC

*You may earn college credit through MCC - FREE!

Location: EMCC* Bldg. 6, Door 8
38 O'Connor Road, Fairport, NY  14450

Dates: July 10-28, 2023
Mon. - Thurs. 8:30am - 2:30pm; Fri: 8:15am - 12:15pm

*Students must provide their own lunch and transportation to and from EMCC.

Interested families can visit the classroom and shop on May 6 between 4-6pm.  Note: this is not required to be part of SAME 2023.

Applications are due May 9, 2023
To apply: 
SAME Student Application 2023.docx

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