If you’re an early planner for summer, you can save $100 on technology camps at Emory presented by iD Tech.
The Emory iD Tech camps are open to kids ages 7 to 17. Topics include coding, game design, app development, robotics, photography, web design and more.
iD Tech also will offer Alexa Café, a STEM camp for girls ages 10 to 15, to be held at Georgia Tech.
The camps offer a low student-to-instructor ratio and lots of hands-on learning. Some programs — including the two-week teen academies at Emory — allow students to live on the college campus; others are day camps only.
The $100 discount is valid if you register and pay for a summer program by Monday, Dec. 15, 2015.
The University of Georgia is now registering students for its Duke TIP Scholar Weekends being held on Feb. 28 to March 1 and April 18-19, 2015.
Scholar weekends are open to students in grades 8-11 who have either A) taken part in a talent search conducted by Duke TIP; or B) been identified as gifted by their school. This includes students taking accelerated, honors, Advanced Placement or IB classes.
Available topics for the weekends include oceanography, new media, robotics, international relations, and Shakespeare, just to name a few. The most popular classes will fill quickly.
Students stay on campus in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education during the weekend.
Limited financial aid may be available.
UGA-Duke TIP Academic Adventures for fifth and sixth grade students will be offered on the University of Georgia campus on Jan. 24, Feb. 14, and March 21, 2015. Registration for all three sessions is open now on a first come, first served basis.
To participate in this one-day program, your child must be enrolled in the Duke TIP 4th-6th Grade Talent Search.
Academic Adventures students choose a single topic to study, such as zoology, chemistry, fantasy literature, improv, social media, sharks, Bugbot design, and mini vet school. That’s just a sampling — there are dozens more courses covering topics your child is unlikely to encounter in school.
Popular courses will sell out. The cost for each one-day session is $145. Need-based scholarships may be available.
If you haven’t registered your child with Duke TIP, it’s an easy process, and it gives you access to programs like Academic Adventures as well as useful information about raising gifted children.
The discount can be used for a week of Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, or Robotics summer camp, or for the weekend family camp versions of Space Camp or Aviation Challenge.
If it feels too early to commit to summer camp dates, don’t sweat it. 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.
This Friday night, Nov. 14, is Family Engineering Night at Tellus Museum in Cartersville.
From 5 to 9 p.m., you can learn about robotic design and operation, with a little computer science, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering thrown in.
Then, you can use what you’ve learned to build your own robot in the LEGO Creative Build Competition. Spaces for the competition are limited, and you must pay a small fee to participate. Pre-registration is required for all competitors, by calling (770) 606-5700, ext. 431. All competitors will receive a LEGO build kit to take home.
For Star Wars fans, R2-D2 will be at the museum for photo ops.
Kids can learn to capture photographs from the Smithsonian’s robotic telescopes by taking part in the Digital Astronomy Workshop, TOMORROW, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Tellus Museum in Cartersville.
The workshop will teach participants how to operate the telescopes, which are located in Arizona and Massachusetts, to capture images for download. As “homework,” these newly trained digital astronomers will be expected to process and share their best images with Tellus. Some of the images may be displayed at the museum.
Open to ages 8 and up. $15 for Tellus members, $30 for non-members. Call 770-606-5700, ext. 417 to register. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. today. As of 10:40 a.m., there were five spaces left.
GiftedAtlanta.com has reached 500 subscribers. I’m stunned. Thanks to everyone for supporting the site and for passing it along to others who can use the information.
In honor of this milestone, I’m adding a Twitter component to GiftedAtlanta.com. On Twitter, I’ll point you to the latest articles and research pertinent to gifted kids.
I’ll still post information about local programs at GiftedAtlanta.com. Whenever I post something new on the web site, I’ll send a quick tweet that links back to the full article here.
I hope you’ll find this a useful addition.