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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

Spring 2017

University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, California

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Join CTY at UCLA Department of Mathematics for an exciting day of inquiry and exploration guided by instructors and research mathematicians. Participants will hear a keynote address from Dr. Oleg Gleizer, chair of the math department at the UCLA’s Geffen Academy who will explain Why Our Universe is Flat at Large, and how this improbable fact is related to an axiom written by Euclid some 2,400 years ago. The program will continue with presentations on topics in pure and applied mathematics, and problem-solving activities during breakout sessions. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.

Cost: $115 per person, Register now

University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Join the University of Maryland for a tour of the nanoscale world, where certain physical properties are remarkably different from the macroscopic world. Participants will learn fundamental concepts in nanoscale materials and devices through lectures, experiments, instrument demonstration, and group discussion with leading researchers. Discussion 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.

Cost: $115 per person, Register now

Closed Programs

Fall/Winter 2016

Brown University – Providence, Rhode Island

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