Archive for November, 2015

Georgia Tech engineering event for 9th and 10th-grade girls

November 20, 2015 2 comments

WIERegistration 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.

Categories: Beyond K-12

Enrollment open for Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search

November 19, 2015 Leave a comment

duke-tipDuke 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.


Categories: Enrichment

Get a discount off Space Camp when you register next weekend

November 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Space Camp‘s annual Black Friday sale is back. From Friday, Nov. 27 through Monday, Nov. 30, you can save $200 off programs for kids and families. SC2011_web_logo_lrg

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.

Categories: Summer programs