Archive for December, 2016

Genetic engineering program at Tech for middle-schoolers

December 20, 2016 Leave a comment

BioIgnite LogoGeorgia Tech’s BioIgnite program is offering a “day camp” in genetic engineering for students in grades 6 to 8.

Students will be introduced to basic principles of genetics and DNA, and will learn how to build a plasmid like scientists do.

The one-day class will be offered twice in the spring semester:

Registration is $50 per student.

BioIgnite is aimed at getting kids interested in biotechnology at a young age. It offers one-day camps during the school year, and week-long camps during the summer.

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Winter break half-day camps at MODA

December 8, 2016 Leave a comment

MODAMuseum of Design Atlanta in Midtown will offer a series of camps for children ages 5 to 12 during the upcoming winter break.

The camps are sold a la carte, and each camp is a one-day session that runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Younger children, ages 5 to 7, will explore littleBits, LEGOs, Hexbugs, and Minecraft. Older campers, ages 8 to 12, will work with Arduino, Minecraft, Cloudbits and Bitcraft.

The cost for each day of camp is $55 for members, $65 for non-members.


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Register now for spring semester of Emory Math Circle

December 5, 2016 Leave a comment

Emory logoEmory Math Circle is now accepting registrations for its spring 2017 session. The program, which you can think of as a high-level math lovers’ club, is open to students in grades 6 to 12. Students are divided into four groups, based on their grade level and math experience.

The program meets on Saturday afternoons on the Emory campus. Groups are taught by Ph.D. students from the Emory Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

The next session of Math Circle will begin on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Registration is open now, with new students accepted on a rolling basis, as space allows.


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