Archive for December, 2022

Online math circle group for girls

December 21, 2022 Leave a comment

A group of female high-school students in New Jersey has issued an open invitation to girls in grades 4 through 9 who want to do more math.

Lovelace Math Circle is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring more girls into STEM fields. Their teachers, who are high school students, teach a mix of subjects, some that focus on topics typically taught in school, and others that prepare students for math competitions.

The Google form linked above directs prospective students to a problem set that will help them determine whether they would be a good candidate for a competition class.

Registration for the winter session is open now through January 6, 2023, with classes beginning on January 7. All classes are free. They meet 45 minutes per week, online, in the evenings.

Categories: Enrichment

Georgia Tech will hold January workshops for grades 2-12

December 20, 2022 Leave a comment

Registration is open for K.I.D.S. Club and STEAM Workshop sessions being held Saturday, January 14 at Georgia Tech.

K.I.D.S. Club is open to students in grades 2 through 5. Topics for 2nd and 3rd graders this session are architecture, “TinkerLab” and 3-D art storytelling. For students in grades 4 and 5, there are two tracks to choose from. One track will study water safety and computer animation with Scratch; the other will learn about DNA and build racers.

STEAM Workshops are for students in grades 6 through 12. For grades 6 to 8, track one will learn about bacteria and biodegradable plastics; track two will spend the full three hours learning about gardening in the time of climate change. Grades 9 through 12 will use 3-D modeling to design a sustainable home.

Cost to attend is $65 per student. Need-based scholarships, funded by the Georgia Department of Education, are available. Visit the CEISMC BOOST Scholarship page to learn more about scholarship eligibility and submit an application.

Categories: Enrichment

Summer programs, already?

December 9, 2022 Leave a comment

It’s not even the end of the year, and I’m already getting emails from summer camps for the 2023 season. It feels early to be thinking about summer, but for many programs, registration will open in January, so it isn’t too soon to explore what’s out there and prepare to apply to highly sought after programs.

I’ve just updated the Summer Programs page on the website, to make sure all the links are working and all the programs I’ve listed are still operating. I hope you’ll find this helpful in your search for a summer program your child will love.

If you know of a program that would be a good addition to my list, or if you find any errors in the list, please reach out through the Contact page. Thanks.

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