Dreaming of a career in sports? From producing the stories you see on ESPN to organizing major sporting events such as the World Cup, a wide range of career opportunities exist in the sports world.
This summer, UMass Amherst is giving high school students a chance to go behind the scenes of two real-life career paths in the sports industry. Join teens from around the country for 2-week pre-college programs in Sport Management and Sports Broadcasting. Attend one or both back-to-back, and spend your summer learning from the pros.
Founded in 1870, the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst is one of the oldest and most prestigious agricultural programs in North America. Today, almost 150 years later, Stockbridge is also a leader in sustainability, forming part of UMass's new School of Earth & Sustainability (SES) in partnership with the Departments of Geosciences and Environmental Conservation.
UMass Summer Programs has partnered with faculty from across SES to offer a range of pre-college agricultural programs perfect for the future farmers, business owners and scientists of America (and the world!). Each program offers a blend of lectures and hands-on learning, both outdoors at the UMass Hadley farm and the surrounding Pioneer Valley, and in UMass's state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
NEW PROGRAMS FOR SUMMER 2016
It may be winter out there, but it's always summer at UMass Summer Programs. This year we are working with University faculty from departments all across campus to bring you several new and exciting pre-college programs.
During summer 2015, UMass Amherst hosted several students from the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, a one-year, non-degree program funded by the government of Brazil for Brazilian students to study abroad in the United States.
The Warren Lab - Urban-Suburban Ecology
In highly human-modified environments, never before seen combinations of species exist, such as in forest fragments in the ‘suburban wilds’ where many invasive and native plants and animals may co-exist. What is the conservation potential of these urban-suburban green spaces?
UMass Summer Programs is hitting the road again! Today we are heading to Lake George, NY to share information about our pre-college summer programs for high school students with school counselors at NYSSCA 2015, the annual conference of New York State School Counselors. Historically many students from neighboring New York state have attended UMass Amherst, both as Summer Pre-College students and as undergraduates.
We're excited to head to Providence, RI today to promote Summer Pre-College programs at NABT15, the annual conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers. Today and tomorrow we'll be chatting with biology teachers, handing out UMass Summer Programs swag (yo-yo's, as always, plus frisbees) and generally brightening up the exhibit hall.
We'll also be throwing a few live tweets out as we go along, but most importantly, we want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the exciting pre-college STEM programs for high school students we're offering here at UMass Amherst for Summer 2016.
The Human Health & Movement (Kinesiology) pre-college program was bigger than ever this summer, with 17 students who came to UMass Amherst from all over the country to learn about fitness, nutrition, and exercise science. Taught by Tom St. Laurent, the 2-week program gave students hands-on experience in what it's like to major in Kinesiology at one of the top universities for studying health & physical fitness (2nd in the nation according to USA Today).