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SYP Participant and Team Win Verizon App Challenge

Posted by Amanda McConnon

Feb 4, 2016 3:23:05 PM

We are always thrilled to see our Summer Youth Program participants accomplish great things in their communities!

This week a group of Wilson Middle school students, including SYP alumni Alec Brovont, were announced the Best in State for Michigan and voted Fan Favorite during the National Verizon App Challenge for their app concept called "Pop" (Protect our Parks). The students will be awarded $20,000 for their school and a chance to build their concept into a working app. 

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Topics: Student Stories

Students' Top 5 Memories from Our Summer Youth Programs

Posted by Amanda McConnon

Dec 2, 2015 11:22:35 AM


Every student has a reason for attending a summer camp. Maybe they like making new friends, want to see if they really like forensic science or maybe you're making them attend! While many students are excited at the opportunity, a few are nervous, but all students take away their own experiences and great memories from their time at Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Programs (SYP). 

Here are some of the top memories past students have shared with us on their experiences at our camp...

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Topics: Student Stories, Information About Camp

From Bahrain to the Women in Engineering Program!

Posted by Amanda McConnon

Nov 11, 2015 11:40:42 AM

In 1982, Michele Kimpel Guzman had what she now calls a “life changing experience.” The then-teenage high school student attended the Women in Engineering Program, sponsored by Michigan Technological University’s Summer Youth Program.

In a letter to SYP she said “The experiences I gained there were so inspirational that I became an engineer.” Kimpel Guzman pursued her education and she carries that special summer week in Houghton with her during a 17-year career as an engineer.

The memories of what she gained as a teen didn’t end when she left engineering to pursue her current career working as a diplomat for the U.S. State Department. 

Here is the rest of her story...

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Topics: Scholarship Programs, Student Stories

Can Summer Camp Really Change You?

Posted by Amanda McConnon

Oct 14, 2015 9:56:54 AM


Can A Summer Camp Really Change You? 

Could a week away from home at camp really help you figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life? Here at Michigan Tech's Summer Youth Programs we do just that! But don't take my word for it, here are some of the stories participants shared with us.

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Topics: Student Stories, Information About Camp