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Science and Technology Series

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 

Public Health

Stevens Institute of Technology • Hoboken, N.J.
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ebola. TB. Flu. Heart Disease. Cancer. Dengue. Zika. Depression. The world faces many health challenges in the 21st century as scientists, engineers, and medical professionals work together to try to slow down the progression of disease. The Science & Technology Studies Program at Stevens Institute of Technology invites you to experience what it’s like to work on the front lines of public health. Track an infectious disease to its source as a field epidemiologist, calm the public’s nerves as a communications officer during a dangerous outbreak, and urge the World Health Organization to distribute vaccines during a crisis. This program will look at the emerging field of “global” public health through the lenses of science, technology, anthropology, epidemiology, humanitarianism, and history. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
Cost: $115 per personRegister now



Cornell University • Ithaca, N.Y.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

CTY and the Mathematics Department at Cornell University invite you to explore math through a series of lectures and hands-on activities. Tara Holm, who recently chaired the American Mathematical Society's Committee on Education, will deliver the keynote address on the topology of trousers. In her talk, she will demonstrate how to turn her trousers inside out without taking them off. Breakout sessions will give participants hands-on experiences to explore various mathematical ideas by playing games and solving puzzles. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
Cost: $115 per personRegister now


Closed Programs


Brown University • Providence, R.I.
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Brown University invites you to a day of exploration of mathematical fields including combinatorics, cryptography, dynamical systems, number theory, probability, statistics, topology and applications in biology and neuroscience. You will also learn about the benefits of studying mathematics and the range of careers that mathematicians pursue. Discover how mathematics builds theoretical foundations to impact our lives. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
Cost: $115 per person. CLOSED. Join the wait list


Renewable Energy Control Systems

Southern California Edison Technology Lab • Westminster, Calif.
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Join Southern California Edison’s Advanced Technology Team for a fascinating day focusing on power system simulation and renewable energy integration with state-of-the-art technology and testing equipment in labs that simulate real-world conditions. Explore how control systems are connected to software simulation to test strategies for integrating and controlling distributed resources on the power grid. With assistance from engineers, learn the fundamentals of software programming by developing models to represent power systems; interface software simulated environments to hardware equipment; and introduce control systems and control theory. Join this amazing Technology Team for a day of innovative thinking and creative problem solving with fellow CTYers!This program will begin around 10 a.m. and end around 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Cost: $115 per person. CLOSED. Join the wait list