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|Now Accepting Applications for Fall Semester at Monmouth University (8-29-14)|
|We just opened a new section of Summer Camp at Sandy Hook from July 14-18 and extended the deadline|
|Now Accepting Applications for Computing Camp for Girls|
|Now Accepting Applications for Summer Camp at Sandy Hook|
|Time Magazine Article on Girls in Computing (8-27-14) (pdf)|
|Rutgers Seeking Participants in Experiment with Health and Android Smart Phones (8-8-14) (pdf)|
|NYT: How to Get Girls Into Coding (6-2-14) (pdf)|
|NYT Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Coding (5-11-14) (pdf)|
|15 NJ Schools With Top SAT Scores - 5 Are Local (11-20-13)|
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|What is Stars Challenge?|
The Stars Challenge is a science enrichment program for 6th through 9th graders that is hosted by Monmouth University in Monmouth County, NJ. Our goal is to get more top students -- students who can become innovators -- involved in science and technology and ultimately to maintain America's historical lead in technology and innovation.
We start with excellent teachers. Then we focus on real-world problems where students can work in small groups to create innovative solutions. We want to stimulate and nurture the students' passion and curiosity about science. We want our students to understand how they can use science and technology to make a positive impact on society.
We offer four programs:
- The Stars Challenge at Monmouth University is our flagship program for top middle school students. Courses are taught at Monmouth University in the evening during fall and winter semesters. We began our ninth academic year this fall; so far, we've taught 72 courses with over 1,100 students from over 60 schools. Check out our courses offerings at The Stars Challenge at Monmouth University or on our brochure. Take a look at pictures from our previous courses in our Gallery.
- The Stars Science Competition is held at Monmouth University each January and is an opportunity for teacher-led teams of middle school students to create solutions to challenges in their school or community. The first prize is $1,000 to the winning teacher to spend on science in his or her classroom. The brochure is here. Click here for a nice Asbury Park Press article about the Stars Science Competition.
- Summer Camp at Sandy Hook is a one-week marine science program that is located on Sandy Hook and is hosted by MAST. This is a hands-on course with both lab and field work that explores the marine life and habitat of Sandy Hook's beaches and estuaries. All our instructors are from MAST. For more information, see Summer Camp at Sandy Hook.
- Computing Camp For Girls -- called Code Secrets -- is a one-week program that combines coding with applications in science. This is a hands-on course that teaches the basics of coding along with the use of sensors in other areas of science. It is hosted by Mr. Michael T. Roche at High Technology High School. For more information, see Computing Camp For Girls and our brochure.