Elmira College’s residential Pre-College Experience provides an opportunity for high school students to experience college life and take college-level courses while living in a diverse campus environment. The College offers seven courses in a variety of different fields designed for pre-college students. This program allows participants to experience college life while they explore academic areas of interest. The program also helps participants develop early strategies, both academically and personally, that will lead towards success. Credits earned during the two-week summer college program are accepted at Elmira College and are normally transferable to other colleges.
As part of the Student Racing Challenge, Elmira College features the Race Engineering Camp, a one week, residential non-credit program designed to teach the science of motor sports through mathematical modeling, physics and analysis. Using a 1:10 Scale RC car and controller, you choose the best gears, chassis geometry, map the ideal drive path around a curve and – just like the car companies do – use a skid pad and Newton’s Laws of Motion to find the coefficient of friction. This week of instruction will end with a visit for students and their families to Watkins Glen International for lunch and admission to the Zippo 200 NASCAR® Nationwide Series race.