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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

Everyday Nanotechnology

University of California, San Diego – La Jolla, California

Saturday, April 21, 2018
The San Diego Nanotechnology Infrastructure invites families to discover the nano world and learn about the many applications in nanotechnology. Participants engage in hands-on activities, tour UC San Diego’s clean room, and interact with UC San Diego researchers to learn about innovative nano research and the nanotechnology’s role in our daily lives. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.

Cost: $125 per person, CLOSEDAdd me to the wait list

Cardiovascular Engineering

Stanford University – Stanford, California

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Participants in this program learn about the role of engineering in medicine, with a focus on cardiovascular disease and devices. CTYers and their families rotate through hands-on workshops to learn research in the areas of computational modeling, medical device design, fluid dynamics, and cardiovascular medicine.  They also learn about educational and career pathways in biomedical engineering, including medicine, bio-computing and medical-device development. Students have fun and learn practical information about the field while interacting with current Stanford graduate students. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.

Cost: $125 per person, CLOSEDAdd me to the wait list

Chemistry Revolution

Boston College – Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Fundamental advances in chemistry—the central science bridging the physical and life sciences—are rapidly revolutionizing how we think about and treat diseases, how we power our planet, and how we interact with the world. Participants in this CTY program at Boston College learn about cutting-edge technologies developed to address the major scientific challenges of our time through hands-on workshops, lectures from leading researchers, and tours of state-of-the-art laboratories. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.

Cost: $125 per person, CLOSEDAdd me to the wait list

Exploring Mathematics

Dartmouth College – Hanover, New Hampshire   

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Participants in this exploratory program learn to recognize the many ways math is present in their daily lives. The Mathematics Department at Dartmouth College presents lectures and workshops led by faculty and graduate students in the areas of number theory, differential geometry, combinatorics, mathematical logic, and network theory. CTYers and their families also learn the benefits of studying mathematics and the variety of career paths it can lead to. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.

Cost: $125 per person, Register now

Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Research

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.

Cost: $125 per person, CLOSEDAdd me to the wait list

Inside APL

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.

Cost: $125 per person, CLOSEDAdd me to the wait list

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