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Language | Vol 25#5, June/July 2018

Language & Linguistics  | Vol 25#5, May/June 2018

Scripps National Spelling Bee • Discover the field of linguistics (PDF) • Teaching English in Thailand • Arabic Immersion in Jordan (PDF) • Learning Spanish with CTY Online • Linguist Ben Zimmer • Understanding etymologies (PDF) • One student’s journey through speech and debate (PDF) • Linguistics Olympiads (PDF) • Interview with computer scientist Jason Eisner •  Career Profile: Speech-language pathologist • Review of JRR Tolkien’s The Silmarillion • The gifts of gap year • Visiting colleges (PDF) • Students Review Stanford University

History | Vol 25#3, January/February 2018

Planet Earth | Vol 25#4, Mar/April 2018

Envirothon (PDF) • Paleobiology at CTY (PDF) • Stockholm Junior Water Prize • Citizen Science (PDF) • Earthwatch Student Fellowship Program • Working in the earth sciences • Tibetan Diary • Preserving Florida’s unique ecosystem • Solar Decathlon • Interview with oceanographer Hilary Palevsky • Review of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein • Playing a sport in college • Public speaking (PDF) • Students Review Bowdoin College

History | Vol 25#3, January/February 2018

Math & Money | Vol 25#3, Jan/Feb 2018

Game theory at CTY (PDF) • Student research projects that count • The Economics Challenge (PDF) • Becoming financially literate • Making a difference through philanthropy (PDF) • Careers for math majors • The theory and practice of fair trade • The benefits of competitive math • Review of Charlotte Brontё’s Jane EyreResidential summer programs as preparation for college (PDF) • The imposter syndrome • Students Review Rice University

History | Vol 25#2, Nov/Dec 2017

History | Vol 25#2, Nov/Dec 2017
The National History Bee and Bowl (PDF) • The Hamilton Education Program • Exploring our legal legacy at CTY • The many rewards of re-enactment • Interning at New York’s oldest museum (PDF) • History in our DNA • Interview with archaeologist Glenn Schwartz (PDF) • Review of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina • National History Day • Cultivating resilience • Career Profile: Cybersecurity Analyst • Students Review University of Michigan (PDF)

Medicine Health Sciences | Vol 25#1, Sep/Oct 2017

Medicine & Health Sciences | Vol 25#1, Sept/Oct 2017
The Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge (PDF) • Health-related research projects by teens • Two summers of biology at CTY (PDF) • Member of the Future Doctor’s Club • Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen (PDF) • In-demand careers in the health sciences • Why I chose a BS/MD program (PDF) • Lifesaving advances in healthcare delivery  • Your digital footprint and your college admissions (PDF) • Review of Ellie Marney’s Every Breath • How artificial intelligence is changing medicine • Career Profile: Nurse anesthetist  • Students Review Yale University • Creative Minds poetry contest winners

Engineering | Vol 24#5, May/June 2017

Engineering | Vol 24#5, May/June 2017
FIRST LEGO League (PDF) • Sensor-based research projects • Advanced Robotics at CTY (PDF) • Team America Rocketry Challenge • From competition to internship to college • NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson (PDF) • Snapshots of engineering majors • The maker movement • Environmental engineering (PDF) • A mathematical approach to stabilizing drone flight • College options for engineering majors • Review of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken • Career Profile: Energy engineer • Studying abroad as an engineering major • Students Review Carnegie Mellon University • Creative Minds Fiction Contest winners (PDF)

Imagine, Performing Arts Issue, March-April 2017

Performing Arts | Vol 24#4, March/April 2017
The National Youth Orchestra (PDF) • Interlochen Arts Academy (PDF) • Finding myself and my community on stage • Michael Aarons, Broadway musician and music coordinator (PDF) • An a cappella story • The benefits of competitive drama • My Kathak Journey (PDF) • A bass major on conservatory life • The Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale •  Depth over breadth in the performing arts • Conservatories: College for serious musicians (PDF) • Off-stage careers in the performing arts • Pursuing music in college • Review of Brian Falkner’s Brain Jack • Career Profile: Doctor of physical therapy • Applying to college as a music major • Students Review University of California, Berkeley

Imagine Biology issue, Jan. Feb. 2017

Biology | Vol 24#3, January/February 2017
Exploring veterinary medicine at Cornell • Saving an endangered species (PDF) • The USABO and IBO • Forging a path in synthetic biology • Award-winning biology projects • Six weeks at NYU’s Langone Medical Center • Citizen science • My life with birds (PDF) • MIT INSPIRE • Feng Zhang, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, MIT (PDF) • My internship at NIH (PDF) • Review of Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • Career Profile: Biomedical engineer • Thinking outside the box • Finding a research internship • Students Review Boston University • Creative Minds essay contest winners​


Logic | Vol 24#2, November/December 2016
A brief history of logic • Logic at CTY (PDF) • Rutgers Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics • Linguistics Olympiads (PDF) • Great puzzles and their creators • From debate to logic and back • The benefits of reasoning properly • Informal logic in the real world • Gillian Russell, Professor of Philosophy, UNC Chapel Hill (PDF) • Hacking the Hackathon (PDF) • Review of Ted Chiang’s Stories of Your Life and Others • Career Profile: Assistant U.S. Attorney • Choices and changes • Preparing for college in high school (PDF) • Students Review University of Chicago


Politics & International Relations | Vol 24#1, September/October 2016
 The U.S. Senate Youth Program (PDF) • International relations at CTY, CTD, and TIP (PDF) • My summer at a think tank • Boys Nation • Diplomat Jason Donovan • Transformation through debate • NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel (PDF) • Model U.N. • Young people power (PDF) • OC Science • Review of Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans • Career Profile: data scientist • Early college entrance • Preparing for college in middle school • Students Review Claremont McKenna College • Creative Minds poetry contest winners


Mind & Brain | Vol 23#5, May/June 2016
Philosophy and neuroscience at CTY (PDF) • The National Brain Bee (PDF) • My neuroscience internship • Optogenetics founder Karl Deisseroth (PDF) • Summer research at Rockefeller University • Prime time for brain science • Mind, media, and health • Grad students share their research • Review of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant • Career Profile: neuropsychologist • Ten commandments for college success (PDF) • Making your dream school a reality (PDF) • Students Review New York University • Creative Minds fiction contest winners

Imagine Service & Leadership issue

Service & Leadership | Vol 23#4, Mar/Apr 2016

The Civic Leadership Institute at CTY and CTD  (PDF) • Initiatives by kids, for kids • Learning the art of the startup at MIT Launch (PDF) • Sharing the gifts of music • Senator Barbara Mikulski (PDF) • Funding causes that matter • Building a medical shadowing program for teens • The Brown Leadership Institute • Gap Year service programs • Making a difference for students in need • Review of Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See • Career Profile: entrepreneur • My college startup (PDF) • Skills and knowledge for college success • Students Review Lehigh University

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Public Health | Vol 23#3, Jan/Feb 2016
 Studying History of Disease at CTY (PDF) • Teens target public health •  My summer of medicine •  Majoring in public health • CDC Director Tom Frieden (PDF) • Focus on antibiotic resistance • Addressing health disparities through service • Astrophysics at UCSC SIP • Girls Who Code (PDF) • Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Beth Marshall on teen health (PDF) • Disease Detective Camp at the CDC (PDF) • Review of Iris Chang's The Chinese in America • Career Profile: epidemiologist • My summer in limbo • Is medical school in your future? • Students Review Tufts University • Creative Minds Imagine essay contest winners

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Exploring the Past | Vol 23#2, Nov/Dec 2015
Ken Burns on the power of history (PDF) • International History Olympiad • The Concord Review Summer Program (PDF) • Volunteering at the National Archives • Four graduate students share their research • Rubincam Youth Award for genealogy • National History Day (PDF) •  Summer at Crow Canyon (PDF) • Studying revolutions at Phillips Andover • The benefits of majoring in history • Review of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Career Profile: archaeologist • Be your own priority • Choosing the best college for your major • Students Review  University of Washington

The Energy Issue | Vol 22#5, May/June 2015

The Stockholm Junior Water Prize (PDF)  The PolluCell: Winner of the Discovery 3M Young Scientist Challenge (PDF)  The Solar Car Challenge (PDF)  The power of teen research • The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue (PDF)  Project TGIF: Helping the community and environment with biofuel (PDF)  Sara Volz and the powerful potential of algae (PDF)  Five careers in green energy  My Sanskirt Yaatra (PDF)  An internship with Until There's a Cure  Interview with green architect Andrew Thompson • Developing your passions--and representing them on your college application • Six things incoming college students should know • Students Review University of Pennsylvania • Creative Minds fiction contest winners


Writing | Vol 22#4, Mar/Apr 2015

The National Student Poets Program (PDF)  The Iowa Young Writers' Studio  Four young writers on getting it right  Fun ways to overcome writer's block • To self-publish or not to self-publish?  The joy (yes, joy) of critical writing • Interview with Junot Diaz (PDF)  Insights from four awesome summer writing programs • Finding my voice through the school paper (PDF)  Advanced Fiction at CTY (PDF)  The Boston Leadership Institute's Summer Program in Biological Research • Author Michael Chabon (PDF) • Interview with Vox features editor Eleanor Barkhorn (PDF) • An astrophysicist turned storyteller • Making a difference through community service • Students Review Wellesley College


Marine Science | Vol 22#3, Jan/Feb 2015

Studying whales and estuaries at CTY (PDF) • Student-powered solutions to marine environment challenges • Becoming a Teen Conservation Leader • UNH's Project SMART (PDF) • Four ways of studying the sea • The National Ocean Sciences Bowl (PDF) • The MATE International ROV Competition • The wonderful world of MOOCs • Super: An arts magazine for everyone (PDF) • Edith Widder, Ocean Research Conservation Association (PDF) • Review of Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life  Career Profile: marine scientist • The perfect internship • The college admissions interview • Students Review UC San Diego • Creative Minds Imagine essay contest winners


Crossing Cultures | Vol 22#2, Nov/Dec 2014
A summer in Xian with NSLI-Y (PDF) Fiddling through Ireland (PDF) Embracing my heritage in India and at home (PDF) Crossing cultures, past and present • Exploring the world from home Sowing Seeds of Peace (PDF) The National Geographic Bee (2014) • A student of the martial arts Helping students discover science with Shooting STARs (PDF) Engineers Without Borders Founder Bernard Amadei (PDF) • Career Profile: United Nations interpreter The gift of the Peace Corps Is early college entrance right for you? Students Review Carleton College


Art & Architecture | Vol 21#5, May/June 2014
The Future City Competition (PDF) Cornell Summer Architecture Program (PDF) The AIA High School Student Design Competition Architecture for a changing climateBehind the scenes at the Solar Decathlon Art history in BU's summer college program A showcase of work from summer programs in the visual arts The art of web design Rising to the Technovation challenge Designer and architect Eran Chen (PDF) • Career Profile: Landscape Architect On choosing art school for college Navigating the competitive world of college admissions Students Review Amherst University Creative Minds Imagine fiction contest winners


Law & Forensic Science | Vol 21#3, Jan/Feb 2014
Teen Court, a Judicial Internship, and Criminal Trial & Advocacy at Duke TIP (PDF) • Princeton Moot Court • The Model UN Experience • Student Member of the Board of Education (PDF) • What Young Inventors Need to Know about Patents • Five Lawyers and the Careers They Love • Eugene Volokh, Founder of The Volokh Conspiracy (PDF) • Forensic Science at Syracuse Summer College (PDF) • Interview with Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia (PDF) • A Field Intern at Alley Pond Environmental Center (PDF) • Balancing School and Sport • Career Profile: Digital Forensic Analyst • Students Review Columbia College • Creative Minds Imagine essay contest winners


Storytelling | Vol 20#2, Nov/Dec 2012
Well of Dreams (PDF) • National History Day • Interview with novelist Ben H. Winters (PDF) • National Novel Writing Month • Japan Adventures ... in Manga • Blogs & New Kinds of Narratives • Interview with Mark Stencel, NPR's Managing Editor of Digital News • Postcards from Summer Writing Programs (PDF) • The Great Books Summer Program • ISEF Students Journey to CERN (PDF) • Taking Your Research Experience to the Next Level • Catherine Burns, Artistic Director of The Moth (PDF) • Career Profile: Blue Sky Studios Animator Richard Fournier • College Planning and Preparation in High School • Students Review Swarthmore College

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Build It! | Vol 19#5, May/June 2012
The Architecture Institute at Duke TIP (PDF) • Two Weeks with Habitat for Humanity The Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (PDF) Improving Robotic Surgery with Haptics The NASA Great Moonbuggy Race (PDF) • Building a Better Landmine Detector  The Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge The Art and Science of Building a Xylophone (PDF) Better Than Wikinotes: A Website by and for Students (PDF) The Yale Ivy Scholars Program Katrina Cottage Designer Marianne Cusato (PDF) • Career Profile: Electrical Engineer Yusuf Gurkaynak Become a Polyglot How to Find a Mentor Students Review Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Fiction Contest Winners

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Philosophy | Vol 17#4, Mar/Apr 2010
Why Study Philosophy? • A Survey of Philosophy's Big Ideas over the Millennia • Philosophy of the Mind at CTY • The Wide World of Philosophy • What Does It Mean to "Do" Philosophy? • Philosophy & The Matrix • Harry Potter and Plato • Ethics Bowl • How to Start a Philosophy Club • Interview with Philosopher of Science Bas van Fraassen • Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught? • Career Profile: Epidemiologist Mark Parascandola • Students Review Davidson College • Winning Essays from the 2009 Kids Philosophy Slam 

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