What’s in a name? Cogito – Latin for "I think" – is half of one of the most famous statements in intellectual history: Descartes’ Cogito ergo sum, “I think, therefore I am." Cogito.org is an award-winning website and community for students from around the world who love science, technology, engineering, and math. On Cogito, students can participate in online interviews with scientists and mathematicians, learn about fascinating projects that students around the world are working on, read the latest news about scientific developments, and access a searchable database of STEM-focused camps, events, and competitions.
Cogito also features members-only community forums where students can interact with their peers in a secure, private setting. Here, members can engage in meaningful discussions about books, current events, scientific discoveries, computer programming, the college experience, mathematical problems, and much, much more. Cogito members also have the rare opportunity to participate in webinars and forum discussions with special guests, including some of the world’s leading scientists.
The site received the prestigious SPORE award from Science magazine (Science Prize for Online Resources in Education) and a Gold Award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation as one of the highest-quality websites geared toward children and young adults. Membership is free for students ages 13 to 18.