In our Science and Technology 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. Programs are for students in grades 7-10 unless otherwise indicated.
The typical Science and Technology program runs from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 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 includes overnight and extended programs.
University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Join the University of Maryland for a tour of the nanoscale world. Participants will learn about fundamental concepts in nanoscale materials and devices through lectures, experiments, instrument demonstration, and group discussion with leading researchers. Topics will include nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, new materials for nanomedicine, energy production and storage, nano- and molecular machines, graphene and carbon nanotubes, and DNA nanotechnology. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Join CTY for a unique exploration of mathematics that covers everything from game-show math to origami geometry. This program is designed to be both entertaining and informative, and students will find value in it whether they want to become research mathematicians, or simply want to use mathematics effectively. CTYers and their families will learn how math is the building block for much of our daily lives by participating in lectures and interactive workshops. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
Claremont McKenna College – Claremont, California
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The origin of mathematics arguably dates back thousands of years, and yet modern mathematics still presents difficult problems that researchers have yet to solve. In this program, families will learn about challenging mathematical questions applicable to the modern world, such as big data, probability, topic modeling, differential equations, and other areas typically not covered in typical school curriculum. CTYers and their families will engage in related activities through immersive breakout sessions. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School – Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, March 11, 2017
In today's world of big data and technology, starting a business is more accessible than ever. Participants of this workshop hosted by the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will learn Carey's unique approach to developing business leaders while providing hands-on practice in bringing a business to life. Carey’s experts will provide valuable insight in four key areas that build a solid foundation for entrepreneurship: communication, finance, marketing, and leadership. Using what they've learned, participants will spend the afternoon working in teams to develop a new business idea and an elevator pitch for a panel of judges. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
New York University – New York, New York
Saturday, March 25, 2017
This program hosted by NYU’s Department of Biology will focus on two of the department’s core research strengths—developmental biology and genomics. CTY families will meet with scientists and participate in activities ranging from data analysis to hands-on experiments employing standard cell and molecular biology techniques. Participants will also tour the new Center for Genomics and Systems Biology and its state-of-the-art facilities. In workshops they will use the CRISPR/Cas9 to edit genomes and use fluorescence microscopy to visualize chromatin dynamics. Join CTY families and discover cutting-edge research techniques and topics in the fields of development and genomics. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends between 3 and 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell:
Center for Terrorism and Security Studies – Lowell, Massachusetts
Saturday, April 8, 2017
This program focuses on issues of working in security and counterterrorism, offering participants a glimpse into how—under high levels of uncertainty and high-stakes complexity—people work to counter the threat of terrorism and protect the public. Through a series of lectures and immersive simulations, students will learn about the process of counterterrorism and the issues that accompany countering a continually adapting threat. Leading academics at the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies will discuss issues including counterterrorism, radicalization, innovation, and creativity in terrorist organizations. Finally, students will learn about high-stakes decision-making in counterterrorism operations and the ways in which these decisions can, and have, gone wrong. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
Stanford University – Stanford, California
Saturday, April 22, 2017
This workshop will educate CTY families on the role of engineering in medicine, with a focus on cardiovascular disease and devices. Participants will gain hands-on research experience by rotating through workshops related to computational modeling, medical device design, fluid dynamics, and cardiovascular medicine. Current Stanford graduate students will educate families about educational and career pathways in biomedical engineering, including medicine, bio-computing, and medical device development. This program will begin around 8 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hamshire
Saturday, May 6, 2017
This day of mathematical exploration will include lectures and workshops led by Dartmouth mathematics department faculty and graduate students. Areas of discussion may include number theory, differential geometry, combinatorics, mathematical logic, and network theory. Participants will learn the benefits of studying mathematics and the many different career paths it can facilitate. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
The National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health
– Bethesda, Maryland
Monday, June 26, 2017
Join us at the nation’s medical research agency for a day of scientific inquiry designed exclusively for CTY families. Co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Human Genome Research Institute, this program will feature lectures from leading experts in genetics, bioinformatics and biomedical research. Students will participate in hands-on activities and parents will tour the National History of Medicine Library. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
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