The classes, offered for students in first through seventh grades from the entire tri-state area, will begin on Tuesday, July 6.
Kids will be "exposed to STEM projects using Legos and Robotics,” a York College representative said in an email.
The hands-on workshops are part of the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy program (SEMAA), a project "designed to increase participation and retention of historically underrepresented K-12 youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics," according to SEMAA's website.
The program has been offered in Jamaica for more than 15 years, but this year, unlike in previous seasons, it will focus mainly on robotics, according to York College.
Children will also learn about planets at the college's planetarium, study 3-D printing and will get to "use York’s flight simulator,” according to York College.
The program, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, includes a free lunch. Families can choose one of three one-week sessions (July 6-10; July 13-17; and July 20-24).
The classes are held at 94-20 Guy Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica. Applications are available here.