Our Odyssey Series offers CTY students in grades 7-10 the chance to explore the liberal arts and expression through art, literature, history, philosophy, and political science.
The typical Odyssey program runs from approximately 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The series can include overnight and extended programs.
University of Maryland Baltimore County – Catonsville, Maryland
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Participants in this program spend the day on campus at UMBC, home of the six-time National Collegiate Chess Champions, learning fundamental chess concepts such as how to analyze a situation by focusing on important factors, eliminating distractions, devising creative solutions, and putting a plan into action. Families view a match between UMBC grandmasters that includes sports-like commentary; and finally, participate in their own chess challenge against a grandmaster. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell: Center for Terrorism and Security Studies – Lowell, Massachusetts
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Participants in this unique program learn through lectures and immersive simulations how counterterrorism specialists work to protect the public and counter under high levels of uncertainty. Leading experts from the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies discuss radicalization, innovation, and creativity in terrorist organizations; the high-stakes decision-making involved in counterterrorism operations; and the ways in which these decisions can, and have, gone wrong. This program begins around 9 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. Lunch is included.
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