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Science and Technology Series

Spring 2017

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 Day
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.

Upcoming Programs

Mathematics

Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire

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.

Cost: $115 per person, CLOSEDAdd me to the wait list

Mechanics in Big, Small, and Living Things

Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, Maryland

Sunday, June 4, 2017
In the physical world, the role of mechanics is golden. Mechanics govern how matter interacts through forces. The knowledge of mechanics benefits society in many ways, from helping us design better materials for everyday use to understanding how cells grow and divide. By studying how mechanics work in living organisms, engineers are building more efficient, flexible, and precise robots. Through laboratory demonstration and interaction with scientists who study mechanical phenomena, participants will discover how the many fascinating facets of mechanics are used to make innovative tools. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.

Cost: $115 per person, CLOSEDAdd me to the wait list

Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Biomedicine

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.

Cost: $115 per person, CLOSEDAdd me to the wait list

Mathematics

Rutgers University – Piscataway, New Jersey

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Mathematics is an amazing and beautiful intellectual creation, one of the human race’s deepest endeavors. The world around us, and the future world we are creating, is woven through with mathematics—from the symmetry groups of Navajo weavings, to the airflow around a flapping bird’s wing, to the security of global computer networks. The Mathematics Department at Rutgers invites you to a day of mathematical exploration during which families will enjoy lectures and participate in workshops led by Rutgers faculty and graduate students. Participants will learn about what it is like to major in math and the opportunities afforded by a degree in mathematics. Join us for an exciting day of mathematical enrichment! This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.

Cost: $115 per person, Register now

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