We have successfully received your 2014 YoUMA Summer Scholar Program registration!
To make a payment call the Enrollment Services Center at 877-UMA-1234, or mail a check (with students name in the memo line) to: University of Maine at Augusta
YoUMA - Office of Admissions
46 University Dr
Augusta, ME 04330
*If you have any dietary restrictions or require special accommodations, please contact Ariel Cassista 207-621-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As we draw closer to the July 21, 2014 program start date, important information will be mailed to the address you've provided. In the meantime, please feel free to contact YoUMA Program Coordinator Jeremy Bouford with any questions.
Jeremy can be reached by phone at or by email at YoUMA@maine.edu.
ACTING UP is a fun exploration of the world of Acting and Theater Performance. This is not a sit at your desk course! Rather it is a get up on your feet and move workshop. Students will be led to explore theater improvisation and acting techniques as a group and work on scenes from plays in pairs. This course allows students to remain comfortable even as they stretch toward exploring their creativity. In addition to having lots of fun, students will gain confidence and ease in both theater performance and public speaking.
Instructor: Jeri Pitcher, UMA Drama Professor
Beginning Your Novel
“Beginning Your Novel” is a creative writing crash course on the elements of fiction, a series of prompts, do’s and don’ts, literary interpretation, some approaches to the editing process, and light work-shopping. The goal is for each student to compose fifteen to twenty semi-polished pages by week’s end, draft a rough outline/synopsis for the remainder of their novel, and write a mock-up query letter. On Friday students will each give a 3-5 minute reading of their work.
Instructor: Rachel Robbins, UMA English Professor
Model Rockets from A to Z
Explore careers in space exploration and construct your own mid-powered model rocket, ignition system, and launch rail system, launch, and recover it. While constructing the kit, learn about the necessary systems of rocketry: structural, payload, propulsion, and guidance. Plan possible investigations into design, payload, thrust curves, or even motor reliability where you can use your mid-powered rocket as a centerpiece to further science inquiry.
The course will include an interactive format with students building the necessary equipment, as well as a few lecturers with computer simulation exercises. The final event of the class will be the launching of student rockets, and a minimum of one launch and recovery.
Instructor: Dr. Henry Felch, UMA Computer Information Systems Professor
The Maine Cabin
Come and get a hands-on taste of architecture school at UMA this summer. Spend a week learning how to design, draw and model a simple cabin. You will be introduced to concepts of space, scale and light in architecture as well as discussing materials, structure and site. What does your cabin look like? Is it in the woods or a field? Are you building one or one hundred of them? Do you have five thousand or fifty thousand dollars in your budget? Are you building cabins to house people after a natural disaster? Are they vacation camps or student housing? You will critique and discuss each other’s work during the week and present your design on the last day to a visiting panel of designers.
Instructor: Rosemary Needham-Curtis, UMA Architecture Professor