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STEM College for Kids Returns to NECC with New Courses

Submitted by on April 7, 2015 – 1:30 pm
Photos by Mike Dean

Haverhill High School teacher Phil Cosgrove takes his talents to NECC’s College for Kids this summer. He will teach Music Technology, a STEM-hybrid course that combines song-writing skills with technical skills.

Registration is now open for Northern Essex Community College’s STEM College for Kids summer program – a four-week, series of workshops for children ages 9 to 14. The program features a variety of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and arts courses. It will run from July 6th through July 31st  on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.

New, this year, are several STEM-music hybrid courses that combine the artistry of song-writing with technical elements. “Music Technology,” a course taught by Haverhill High School teacher Phil Cosgrove, will teach students how to make songs from the elements of music. Students will learn about the fundamentals of chords and progressions on their instruments of choice and be introduced to basic and intermediate music notation. This course encourages students to embrace their art and bring it to life with modern music technology software tools like Audacity.

Also included on this summer’s list of courses is “LEGO MindStorms,” which tests the power of logic, creativity, and problem-solving skills to construct and program robot models. Students will work in small groups to build real robots using a mix of LEGO parts, motors, and sensors.

Other courses include 3D Modeling for the Aspiring Engineer, Bridge Building, Cartooning, Crazy Chemistry, Green Engineering, Spa Chemistry, and more.

The STEM College for Kids program is open to all students aged 9 to14. It features three daily sessions of courses. Children may enroll in single course sessions for morning (9 to 11 a.m.), mid-day (11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.) or late afternoon (2 to 4 p.m.), or may choose to enroll for a full week or more.

Courses run from 9 to 4 Monday through Friday. Each morning and mid-day session costs $75 for five days and each afternoon session costs $70 for five days. The cost for full-time enrollment, which is three sessions daily for five days, is $220. College for Kids registration includes a non-refundable $40 fee that is waived if payment is received prior to May 1st.

For more information on the program or its offerings, please contact Christine DeRosa at or visit