Updated:7/1/2015 11:37:53 PM
Urban Scholars Program
What is the Urban Sholars Program?
The Siena College Urban Scholars Program is a Program for any student that attends an Elementary, or Middle School in the Albany City School District. We meet for a total of 14 Saturdays during the school year, typically six of them in the fall semester, and two blocks of four in the spring semester. Students are bussed to and from Siena with the program starting at 10:00am and ending at 3:00pm. In the morning, the students participate in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) based class, which is followed by a provided lunch in the Siena College Dining Hall. After lunch, students participate in their second class, something based on Liberal Arts such as art or photography. Classes are designed to be challenging for students, and we encourage them to ask for help. Students will work closely with Siena students in a small mentor to student ratio so every student gets the help that he or she may need. The program strives to encourage student's critical thinking skills, teamwork with their fellow piers, and persistance to never give up if something seems too hard. We want students to learn that their potential is beyond what they ever thought possible!
Some Examples of Classes
(Click on some classes for detailed links! More to come!)
STEM Based Arts Based
-NXT Robotics -Artistic Design / Painting
-Advanced Robotics -Cartooning with Science
-Rocketry -Electronic Music / Dubstep
-Physics with Egg Drop -Cooking Internationally
-Physics with Bottle Rockets -Photography
-Astronomy -Creative Writing
-Programming with Scratch, Alice, & Python -Self Discovery
-Duct Tape Circuits -Creative Careers
-Alternative Energy -Success Strategies for Teens
-Architecture with Minecraft -Junior Achievments
-Patterns with Rubik’s Cube
-Geography with Mapping GIS
-Fun with Chemistry
A Day at Urban Scholars!