Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement announcing the U.S. Naval Academy's summer programs and encouraging all eligible high school students in New York's 27th Congressional District to apply:
"One of my most rewarding responsibilities as a member of Congress is making nominations to our military academies. The summer programs provided by the Naval Academy will be a valuable resource to students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to any of the U.S. service academies. The summer programs will challenge students to develop problem-solving techniques and team-building mentalities, and I encourage all interested students to apply."
The Naval Academy offers two summer programs: the Naval Academy summer seminar and the summer science technology engineering and mathematics seminar. Both of the programs offered will provide students with valuable insight as they continue to pursue their academic enrollment in one of the U.S. service academies.
The Naval Academy summer seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience that aims to educate participants about life at the academy. This program also demonstrates how academic study, athletics and professional training continues to be a crucial factor in developing this nation's leaders.
The STEM program is a hands-on, design-based program that aims to enhance the participants' interest in science and technology. By implementing team-building exercises, this program is a valuable opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a STEM-based career within one of the service academies.
information about the USNA's summer programs, visit http://www.usna.edu/