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CTYers part of making ‘pocket doctor’ one step closer to reality

XPrizeCTYIs it strep? Mono? If someday a wearable device gives you such a diagnosis, there’s now a chance CTY students helped make it. Seven CTY-affiliated undergraduates are part of a 19 member team from Johns Hopkins University that is a finalist in the X Prize Competition, which has a top prize of $10 million...Read more about this Awesome CTYer.

CTYers Are Global Finalists At Google Science Fair


How agile can a drone be in flight? How can we tell more accurately if surgery is the best treatment for a type of breast tumor? 

CTYers Mihir Garimella of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Daniela  Lee of San Jose, Ca., set out to find answers, and their efforts placed them as global finalists in the 2014 Google Science Fair, which rewards world-changing innovations...Read more about this Awesome CTYer.

Words That Inspire

Megan Sims, CTYerCTYer Megan Sims pens columns for major metro newspaper
By Maria Blackburn

CTYer and Dallas Morning News columnist Megan Sims writes with the kind of sophistication and skill you might expect from a writer at a Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper.

Her columns are smart. They’re insightful. They’re memorable.

And when you learn they’ve been crafted by 16-year-old high school sophomore, they’re even more impressive...Read more about this Awesome CTYer.

What makes an outstanding teacher? CTYOnline students know.

CTYOnlineCTYOnline students and parents nominate instructors
By Maria Blackburn

Every year students from CTY’s online courses – and their parents – nominate instructors for their excellence in teaching. This year, CTYOnline received 398 nominations for 137 instructors. Nine teachers were selected to receive the 2011 Outstanding Instructor Award from CTYOnline for their work educating our students in courses ranging from Algebra to Biology to Writing.

Related: CTYOnline Summer enrollment for select courses is May 12th!

One CTYOnline student wrote that her award-winning language arts instructor “stretched our limits to the brink and challenged us intellectually...Read more about this Awesome CTYer.

CTY's "Awesome 80's" Math Masters

Museum of Mathematics has a CTY flavor
By Matt Bowden

John Overdeck and Glen Whitney have more than a little bit in common. Overdeck studied math at CTY in the 80's—then taught Math Logic at CTY for a few years. And Whitney, who also studied math at CTY in the 80's, is readying the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) for its December 2012 opening...Read more about this Awesome CTYer.