Archive for March, 2018

Math Circle at Emory offers sample classes for students, parents

March 27, 2018 Leave a comment

Emory logoThink of Emory Math Circle as a club for kids in grades 6-12 who love math — not just working math problems, but deeper thinking about how and why math works.

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.

If Math Circle sounds like it might be a fit for your child, you can sign up for a sample session to be held on April 7, 2018. The sample classes are open only to students who have not participated in Math Circle. (Those who have attended the math festival at Emory, but have never enrolled in Math Circle, are eligible.)


Categories: Enrichment

QuestBridge College Prep scholarship for high-school juniors

March 6, 2018 Leave a comment

Exceptional high school juniors whose families have limited financial resources are invited to apply to the QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program.

College Prep Scholars gain exclusive access to a college admissions conference with representatives from elite universities, and get support in improving their college applications. They also may receive full scholarships to residential summer programs at the University of Chicago, Emory, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale.

As part of the application for the College Prep Scholars Program, students can also apply for additional Quest for Excellence Awards that may be based on an area of interest, such as STEM or visual and performing arts, or on demographic criteria.

Many College Prep Scholars go on to receive four-year college scholarships through QuestBridge’s National College Match program, which matches students with top-tier universities such as Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, and many more — 40 colleges in all.

The application deadline for the College Prep Scholars Program is March 21, 2018.

Summer programs in math and science at Georgia Gwinnett College

March 5, 2018 Leave a comment

Georgia Gwinnett College, located in Lawrenceville, is now registering students for two summer programs:

Mathematics in Action (MiA) is open to rising 6th through 8th graders. In each one-week session, students will learn how math relates to music, epidemiology, and other disciplines. Students also will play math-related games.

Tech Camp is open to students entering 6th through 11th grades, with separate one-week sessions for high school students, middle-school girls, and middle-school boys. Students will work with digital tools including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Adobe Illustrator.

Both camps are taught by GGC faculty and staff, with assistance from GGC students.

Categories: Summer programs

Journalism summer program at UGA

March 1, 2018 Leave a comment

High-school students are invited to dive into the world of mass communication at the Media and Leadership Academy at the University of Georgia, June 3-8, 2018.

Students in the academy will choose one of three tracks: journalism, entertainment, or advertising and public relations. They’ll learn about their specific track in a classroom setting during the first half of the week, then spend the second half of the week doing team projects to develop their skills.

The academy is a program of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which is considered one of the nation’s best journalism schools. (Full disclosure: I am an alumna. But it’s still true.)

Students will live in UGA residence halls and will have evening activities organized by the academy staff.

The Media and Leadership Academy is open to rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, as well as to incoming UGA freshmen who plan to pursue a major in the Grady College.

The program cost is $550 per student; scholarships are available.


Categories: Summer programs