July 22, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Newburgh Enlarged City School District teacher Melissa Doulin works with a young student during the Forensic Science class, part of Empire Summer at Mount Saint Mary College. In addition to Doulin, the course was co-taught by Lynn Maelia, Mount professor of Chemistry.
This summer, young students from the Newburgh area explored Science, Nursing, and Biology at Mount Saint Mary College.
Empire Summer, a collaboration between the Mount and the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, ran for two weeks in July. The educational endeavor was made possible by a grant from the Empire State After School Program for approximately $7 million over five years.
Courses were hosted at the Mount and offered the young students a variety of academic options. They were taught by dedicated Mount Saint Mary College professors and students, coupled with enthusiastic teachers from the Newburgh school district.
The courses were:
- Summer Scholars in Scrubs Nursing and Health Camp, taught by Linda Kelly, Mount assistant professor of Nursing; and Linda Romano, Health Sciences Educator at NFA North. In this class, students focused on overall health and the human body, as well as assessment of body systems.
- Let’s Circulate, taught by Tom Sarro, Mount professor of Biology; and Natalie Morales, a science teacher at Newburgh Free Academy. This session concentrated on the cardiovascular system. Students used models, preserved materials, and computer simulations to study blood, the heart, and the circulatory system.
- Forensic Science, taught by Lynn Maelia, Mount professor of Chemistry; and Melissa Doulin, a math teacher at Newburgh Free Academy. Students learned fingerprint analysis, spectroscopy, and other techniques used by scientists to solve mysteries.