This summer, Kent School will be offering three programs designed to give high school students, including those who will be beginning ninth grade, the chance to experience engineering education and entrepreneurship. The Summer Educational Experience at Kent (SEEK) will be offered in partnerships with professionals from several institutions, including U. Penn's Wharton Business School and Harvard Kennedy School.”
For information about or enrollment in SEEK, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read Professor Juma's Blog post about SEEK here.
From June 3rd through 8th, 2013 students will have a choice between:
SEEK1 Pre-Engineering: to take part in an Engineering experience complete with hands-on learning, creative problem solving, and the use of CNC prototyping machines, 3D color printing, Vex Robotics and Solar/Wind energy experiments. The week will end with a collaborative competition.
SEEK2 Entrepreneurship: Wharton Business School Professor Keith Weigelt will delve into the creative world of Entrepreneurship. Students will explore innovative thinking while working in small groups. Topics covered include Business Plan Ideas, Competitive Environments, Sales and Marketing, Pricing Strategies, Operations & Human Resource Management, Budgeting and Accounting.
From June 9th through 14th, 2013 students can participate in:
SEEK3 Global Development: Students will learn how to leverage the power of medical engineering in solving global economic challenges. This session will include themes selected from, but not limited to: Engineering in Economic History, Health and Nutrition, Energy and Water, and Education Technology. Harvard University's Kennedy School Professor Calestous Juma will run the program along with faculty, staff and students from Harvard University, MIT , Boston University and One Laptop per Child Foundation. The program will also engage Kent alumni and other professionals.
Click here for more information on these three unique and exciting SEEK programs.
The Litchfield Jazz Camp at KENT School is focused on musical and personal growth for students ages 13 through adult in four one week sessions from July 7 â€“ August 9. Students who enroll come from many states and around the world and practice and perform under the direction of professional jazz musicians and recording artists led by Music Director, Don Braden. For more information and to register for camp, click here. The Camp is run by Litchfield Performing Arts, a not-for-profit founded in 1981.
Joel Ross Tennis Camp is a place where memories and a better tennis game are created. Located in Kent, Connecticut, in the foothills of the Berkshires, Joel Ross Tennis Camp is an overnight junior tennis and summer sports camp with a focus on "consistent and winning tennis". Tennis campers play on 17 tennis courts at our Kent location. Junior tennis campers, ages 8-17 are re-grouped 2-3 times per week based on ladder play results. Tennis Campers get 3-6 hours of daily tennis and sports activities, playing as many as 3 tennis matches daily. There are 3 two-week sessions. For more information and dates, visit the Joel Ross Tennis Camp website.