Imagine a place where a teenage Stephen Hawking could have sparred with Einstein over physics, or where an eighth-grade science fair project could be an in-road to college. Cogito.org aims to be that place. Developed by CTY, with generous support from the John Templeton Foundation, Cogito.org is a portal for promising young math and science students from the U.S. and around the world.
What’s in a name? Cogito, which is Latin for "I think", is part of one of the most famous statements in intellectual history, Descartes’ Cogito ergo sum, “I think, therefore I am." With profiles of both young and scientists a free searchable database of opportunities and resources for students pursuing interests in math and science, all users, along with special invitational forums, Cogito links bright students in a safe, secure environment where they not only meet peers and future colleagues, but have the chance to share conversation with top scientists and mathematicians. In addition, the site offers profile their own research experiences and and keep up with the latest developments in areas of study ranging from global warming and biomedical research to astrophysics and nanotechnology.