Archive for December, 2012

UGA-Duke TIP weekends for high-school students

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

duke-tipYesterday, I posted about the UGA-Duke TIP Academic Adventures programs for 5th and 6th graders. Today, I wanted to let you know that registration is also open for the spring 2013 programs for students in grades 8-11.

The next two UGA-Duke TIP Scholar Weekends will be Feb. 16-17 and April 20-21.

Unlike Academic Adventures, which requires that students be registered with the Duke-TIP Talent Search, the Scholar Weekends are open to any students who have been gifted identified by their school. This includes any students who are enrolled in honors, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement or accelerated classes.

Topics this spring include architecture, science fiction, psychology, robotics, and public speaking, and several more.

Students arrive on the UGA campus on Saturday morning, spend the day learning, stay overnight at the Georgia Center hotel on the UGA campus, and continue their studies on Sunday. Courses are taught by UGA professors, graduate students, honors students, and gifted educators.

The deadline to register for the February weekend is Feb. 1; for the April session, you can register until April 5. Popular courses may fill before the registration deadline. For the February session, register by Jan. 4 to receive a $25 discount. The early bird discount for the April session will be available until March 8.

Categories: Enrichment

A must-see for dinosaur fanatics at Tellus

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

If you homeschool and are looking for something to do this Friday, you might want to check this out.

And if you homeschool and have a child who’s interested in dinosaurs, then you absolutely must check this out.

Tellus Museum is putting new arms on its Appalachiosaurus this Friday at 1 p.m. The museum will offer a lunch-and-learn session at noon, followed by the removal of the current arms on the display. They’re putting on shorter arms, because the latest research indicates the dinosaur’s arms weren’t as long as once thought. (The progress of scientific understanding among paleontologists will be the topic of the lunch-and-learn session.)

If you go, don’t forget to stop by the Tellus Facebook page to get a coupon for $2 off admission.

Categories: Enrichment

UGA-Duke TIP now registering 5th and 6th grade students for spring programs

December 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Registration is now open for the spring 2013 sessions of UGA-Duke TIP Academic Adventures, to be held March 2 and March 23.

These one-day programs, held on the UGA campus, give talented kids in 5th and 6th grades a chance to study topics of interest with other talented peers.

The registration deadline is Feb. 13 for the March 2 session, and March 8 for the March 23 session, but spaces won’t last until then. Two courses are already full, but slots remain in Bugbot Programming, the Physics of Filmmaking, Forecasting Severe Weather, Creating Graphic Texts, and a few others.

To participate, your child must have participated in the Duke TIP 4th/5th/6th Grade Talent Search. Not registered with Duke TIP? Learn more about how to get started so you can take advantage of opportunities like this one.

Categories: Enrichment

Apply now for scholarships to early college program at West Georgia

December 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Advanced AcademyThe Advanced Academy of Georgia, located at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, is one of just a handful of U.S. colleges that allow students to earn their high-school diploma while attending school in a residential college setting. Students can enter the Academy for their junior and/or senior years of high school.

The Academy is now taking applications for merit-based scholarships for students who will be in 11th or 12th grade in the 2013-14 school year. The Freshman  Foundation Scholarship deadline is January 18, 2013; the deadline for the Presidential Scholarship is February 22, 2013.

The regular admission deadline and need-based financial aid deadline for Fall 2013 are June 1, 2013.

Categories: Beyond K-12

$2 coupon for Tellus Museum, good through year’s end

December 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Tellus Museum is offering a coupon for $2 off admission through the end of December.

The museum, located just off I-75 in Cartersville, includes a large rock and mineral gallery, a fossil gallery, and interactive exhibits. The newest exhibit, called “Space Spin-offs,” showcases common technology that was originally engineered by NASA.

The coupon is available through the Tellus Facebook page.

Categories: Enrichment

Georgia Tech program introduces middle-school girls to engineering

December 4, 2012 Leave a comment


Women in Engineering (WIE) will hold its annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” day on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 on the Georgia Tech campus. The four-hour program gives girls in 6th-8th grades the chance to meet professional engineers and engineering students — all women — do hands-on engineering projects, and play science-related games.

Girls attending the event also can compete for scholarships to summer camps that emphasize science, technology, engineering and math.

Registration is open now.

Categories: Enrichment