Registration is open now for the second annual Students Exploring Engineering event, sponsored by the Women in Engineering group at Georgia Tech.
The one-day event for high-school freshman and sophomore girls will be held January 21, 2016, on the Georgia Tech campus. Participating students will be introduced to a variety of engineering disciplines, visit a faculty lab or engage in an interactive project, and tour the campus. Admissions staff from Georgia Tech will be on hand to discuss the academic requirements for admission to Tech.
The program is limited to 100 students. A $25 fee includes breakfast and lunch.
Women in Engineering, founded in 1994, seeks to increase the number of women students who pursue engineering degrees and careers.
Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) is now enrolling students in its 7th Grade Talent Search.
To enroll, your child must have a qualifying score on an accepted test, such as the CogAT, CRCT or ITBS. The deadline to register is Dec. 9, 2015.
Students accepted by the Talent Search may choose to take the SAT or ACT as seventh graders. For kids who typically score in the 99th percentile of the standardized tests they’re given in school, taking these tests designed for high-school upperclassmen can provide a better gauge of where they stand academically.
When you become part of the TIP program, you’ll also receive information about meeting your child’s academic needs, and get access to TIP-sponsored programs, including summer programs on the Duke campus.
The discount can be used for a week of Space Camp or Aviation Challenge summer camp, or for the weekend family camp versions of Space Camp or Aviation Challenge.
If you’re not ready to commit to specific dates for summer camp, that’s okay. Space Camp will let you register now, take the $200 discount, and select your program dates later.
This is the only sale Space Camp offers to the general public.
The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) has rolled out its selection of fall classes, for kids in preschool through high school.
The museum’s one-day classes range from the most basic tinkering with design, to LEGO robotics, littleBits circuitry, Arduino interactive design, and 3-D printing.
To learn more or register, go to the MODA website and look in the left-side navigation menu, under PROGRAMS.
I posted earlier this month about the Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship, which gives as much as $40,000 per year to help top-notch high school seniors pay for college. If you’re considering applying, the foundation will host a webinar this Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Foundation staff, along with current and past scholarship recipients, will give advice on how to prepare a strong application.
The webinar is free, but you must register in advance to participate.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program offers funds — up to $40,000 a year — to support the college ambitions of high-achieving students with financial need.
The scholarship, which can be renewed for up to four years, is available to high-school seniors who have GPAs of 3.5 or higher and have scored in the top 15 percent on the SAT or ACT.
According to the foundation’s web site, students whose families make up to $95,000 a year will be considered; however, most of the recipients will have family income low enough to qualify for a Pell Grant.
The first part of the application process is open now. There is no cost to apply. The Phase I application must be mailed in by November 3, 2015. Financial information, school records and teacher recommendations are required for the application, so allow yourself time to compile and complete the needed paperwork.
The University of West Georgia will offer two science workshops for kids ages 8 to 12 this fall.
- Oct. 9, 2015: Spooky science workshop. (Yes, this is a Friday. Carroll and Coweta county schools are closed that day.)
- Nov. 7, 2015: Crime lab chemistry workshop.
Each workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on UWG’s Carrollton campus and costs $35.