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.
National Institutes of Health – Bethesda, Maryland
Monday, June 25, 2018
Join us for a day of scientific inquiry at the National Institutes of Health. Co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Human Genome Research Institute, this program features lectures given by leading experts in genetics, bioinformatics, and biomedical research. CTY students participate in hands-on activities and parents tour the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine collection. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory – Laurel, Maryland
Saturday, July 28, 2018
In its 70-year history, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has worked with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, and the National Security Administration, among others, to find solutions to some of the country’s most pressing scientific and national security challenges. Participants in this program explore the engineering, research and development approaches used to solve some of these challenges by engaging with APL scientists and engineers, and learn about APL’s internship opportunities. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
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