Discover Architecture and Robotics This Summer at SUNY Orange


Area high school students will have the chance to learn more about robotics and architectural design this summer when the College offers a pair of new camps in the Rowley Center for Science and Engineering on the Middletown campus.

The camps will run from Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition is $229 per week. Contact Pam Rice (pamricewoytowick@sunyorange.edu), assistant professor of architecture, for more information on the architecture workshop, or Chris Rigby (christopher.rigby@sunyorange.edu) chair of the College’s Computer Science and Technology Department, for information on the robotics camp. Parents may register their children online (www.sunyorange.edu/go/architecture) or by contacting the Office of Continuing & Professional Education at (845) 341-4890.

The Architecture Design Studio (June 26–29) will introduce students to architecture and design. Students will learn about the design process by creating their own architectural drawings and models and then develop digital renderings of their design using Google Sketch-Up and Photoshop. Throughout the week you will visit architectural offices and architecturally significant buildings on campus to provide inspiration and new ideas. The best part? At week’s end an exhibition of your architectural designs will be held on campus!

The Robotics Camp (July 31–Aug. 3), will offer students early involvement and experience with technical projects that may nurture an interest in computer programming and lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning in science and technology. Beginner to intermediate skill levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Attendees will use the latest Lego Mindstorm technology to build and reinforce basic programming skills and foster experience in the growing field of robotics. Participants will work as a team and creatively collaborate to complete a set of fun, hands-on, task-oriented projects that incrementally build confidence, cooperation, and coding ability.

More About SUNY Orange

Orange County remains one of the fastest-growing counties in the State of New York, and SUNY Orange is expanding in response to the needs of its students and the residents of the Hudson Valley. The College boasts many strengths, from its superb faculty to its diverse curriculum to its outstanding student support services. The College operates campuses in Middletown and Newburgh, each with its own unique charm and appeal.

But, one of the College’s strongest attributes is its affordability. SUNY Orange offers a quality education at a reasonable price. The College also offers generous financial aid packages that include federal aid, state aid, scholarships, work study and grants, as well as a tuition payment plan. The College also offers an array of academic and athletic scholarships, and is committed to increasing its scholarship endowment fund significantly so that a far greater number of SUNY Orange students may receive aid in the future.

SUNY Orange provides services to assist veterans, including specialized academic advising, study skills workshops and transfer counseling. A designated veterans coordinator assists student veterans and an active Veteran’s Club plays an important role in welcoming new veterans to the College and supporting them in their transition to student life.

SUNY Orange students are able to secure a bachelor’s degree in certain programs without ever leaving Orange County, thanks to the College’s participation in the Franklin University Community College Alliance. The College’s membership as a founding partner within the Hudson Valley Educational Consortium brings emergency response and innovative technology degree programs from other colleges in the area to the classrooms of SUNY Orange.

Explore the New Public Health Degree

Students interested in pursuing a healthcare career, but who may not be drawn to a profession of direct patient care, now have a new pathway to dozens of academic and career options. This newly approved program could also be a great second degree — especially if you are hoping to pursue one of SUNY Orange’s other health professions degrees — because it will broaden your academic experience and make you more attractive to potential employers or other colleges.

There is a public health component embedded in every facet of healthcare, including such disciplines as medicine, veterinary care, pharmaceutical, dental, research and social work. If you would like to be on the front lines in the battle against many chronic and infectious diseases, while at the same time positively impacting the well-being of your neighbors and communities, you can get your start with a SUNY Orange Public Health degree.