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Science and Technology Series

The Science and Technology Series is inspired by the daily advances in technology that affect our lives in countless ways. In these 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. Please join us for these unique programs specially arranged for CTY students and their families. Programs are for students in grades 7-10 unless indicated otherwise.

The Day
The typical Science and Technology program runs from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 also includes overnight and extended programs.

Maryland Proton Treatment Center • Baltimore, MD
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Proton therapy is an advanced radiation treatment that delivers a beam of protons to irradiate diseased tissue, most often in cancer treatment. Join CTY for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC), a $200M facility at the University of Maryland BioPark in Baltimore. You will learn about what this proton center will mean for cancer patients in this region and beyond. The MPTC will be only the second center in the country and first on the east coast to be fully equipped with the latest/most advanced form of proton therapy, Image Guided Proton Therapy and Pencil Beam Scanning. This technology for cancer patients includes a 90 ton cyclotron that accelerates proton particles to 2/3's the speed of light before being shot down a 100 yard beam line and steered, with the help of mega bending magnets and 283 ton gantries, into patients’ tumors to the accuracy of +/- .5mm while avoiding radiation dose to surrounding normal tissue/organs. This program begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends around 1:00 p.m. Lunch is included.
Cost: $35 per person. CLOSED. To be placed on wait list, click here

National Institutes of Health • Bethesda, MD
National Human Genome Research Institute
Monday, June 29, 2015
Join us for a day of scientific inquiry at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. Co-sponsored by the NIH Visitors Center and the National Human Genome Research Institute, this program will feature lectures given by leading experts in genetics, bioinformatics, and biomedical research. Students will participate in hands-on activities, and parents will tour the National Library of Medicine. Join us at the NIH for this distinctive and fascinating program. This program will begin around 9:00 a.m. and end around 4:00 p.m. Lunch is included.
Cost: $98 per person. CLOSED. To be placed on wait list, click here

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