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Science and Technology Series

The Science and Technology Series is inspired by the daily advances in technology that affect our lives in countless ways. In these programs, students and parents explore aspects of technology and science through demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on workshops led by pioneering scientists, mathematicians, and academic researchers. Please join us for these unique programs specially arranged for CTY students and their families. Programs are for students in grades 7-10 unless indicated otherwise.

The Day
The typical Science and Technology program runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The day includes specially-designed workshops and presentations in which scientists share their research and experience. For part of the day, adults may explore the theme of the program in separate, concurrent sessions specifically designed for CTY parents. The Series also includes overnight and extended programs

 

University of California, Berkeley • Berkeley, CA
Saturday, April 26, 2014 science
The University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, home to 13 Nobel Prize winners, will present a wide variety of tours, talks, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops during this intriguing program. Topics may include imaging atoms with scanning tunneling microscopy; robotics for the synthesis of nanostructures; earthquake simulation table; the relationship between cancer and aging; the origin of the universe; the Higgs Boson; crawling robots for search and rescue missions; and how geckos walk on ceilings. Visit the Advanced Light Source, which explores materials using light one billion times brighter than the sun, The National Center for Electron Microscopy, and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. You will end this amazing day with a sense of awe at what the human mind can accomplish and a new appreciation of the challenges that remain for the next generation of scientists to conquer. This program begins around 9:00 a.m. and ends around 4:00 p.m. Morning refreshments and lunch are included.
Cost: $95 per person. CLOSED. To be placed on the waitlist, click here.


Drexel University: Cyber Security • Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 7, 2014 security
Cyber attacks have increased considerably over the last decade, exposing sensitive personal and business information, disrupting critical operations, and imposing high costs on the economy. This program will provide you with an overview of important aspects of cyber security in the areas of banking, national security, and physical infrastructure. Participants will be introduced to the topic through the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges, and will explore engineering solutions associated with this subject. Families will rotate through small group activities and discussions that explore topics such as data mining and consumer profiling, password hacking, and discussions on ethics. This program begins around 9:00 a.m. and ends around 4:00 p.m. Morning refreshments and lunch are included.
Cost: $95 per person. CLOSED. To be placed on the waitlist, click here.

 


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