Check out these 7 things before you do nothing this summer!
What are you doing this summer?
The best part of the school year is…summer vacation! Everyone wants to visit family and friends, or take a long trip to an exotic place. But the truth is, when your dreams are bigger than the streets in your neighborhood summer vacation is best spent experiencing things that feed your mind with more knowledge.
There are tons of resources available to High School students looking to get a big bang out of their summer vacation.
1. “This one time at Math Camp…” The American Mathematical Society has a listing of Math Camps for High School students. For more information visit: http://www.ams.org/programs/students/high-school/emp-mathcamps
2. Be a Terrapin for the Summer: The University of Maryland Office of Extended Studies Young Scholars Program application process begins February 2012. For more information visit: http://oes.umd.edu/index.php?slab=young-scholars-program
3. Summer University at John Hopkins: Have you completed your sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school? Are you ready to experience college? For more information visit: http://www.jhu.edu/summer/precollege/summer/index.html
4. What about DC? American University has College programs for High School students. For more information visit: http://www.american.edu/provost/registrar/summer/collegeprogforhighschool.cfm
5. Love video games? Check out iD Tech Camps Summer Technology and Computer Camps in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area by visiting their website at http://www.internalDrive.com/
6. Let’s hear it for Morgan State University! Morgan State University (MSU), along with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), offers a four week interactive program in the field of robotics to raising 10-12th grade students. Contact: Aisha Drew: (443) 885-4490 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.soe.morgan.edu/
7. Say YESS! The Young Engineers and Scientists Seminars (YESS) gives high school students the opportunity to apply engineering concepts and methods learned in high school engineering courses to various problem solving activities and competitions. For more information visit: http://www.yessnem.org/