GGC's School of Science and Technology (SST) sponsors a summer enrichment program for students entering 6th through 8th grades.
This year's GGC MiA Scholars Program will accept 48 academically talented or motivated middle-school students for a week-long learning excursion.
Taught by GGC mathematics faculty, the program will use real-world problems to introduce students to mathematically rich, open-ended interdisciplinary problems.
Why Middle School?
This age group is critical to the future of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines because their curiosity and motivation are at a peak. The MiA Scholars Program will encourage students to hold fast to their growing interest in the field of mathematics by letting their curiosity lead the way.
Session Dates and Information
- Session 1: June 6–9, 2016
- Session 2: June 13–16, 2016
- For this year's program activities, scholars will:
- Learn how to use mathematics to explore real-life problems
- Explore topics daily which may include mathematics in media
- Learn the connection between mathematics and magic, game theory and play cool games, such as Sudoku and 24
- View the program schedule overview.
- Scholars are supervised and taught by GGC faculty and staff. Faculty mentor/scholar ratio is 1:12. Student mentors from GGC will provide additional assistance during the program.
- The registration period for the 2016 program is now open.
For more information, please contact co-directors Drs. Natasha Brewley or Alvina Atkinson at email@example.com.
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The scholar handbook provides more detailed information for scholars and parents. The MiA Scholars Program will run two 1-week sessions this summer: June 6–9, and June 13–16, 2016. Both program sessions run Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The chart below outlines important parking, drop-off and pick-up information regarding the program attendees.
In order to safeguard the safety and well-being of our students, the following actions will be subject to dismissal from the program:
- Carrying of weapons to the GGC campus. The carrying of weapons, including guns, knives, switchblades, pocketknives and any other instrument that could be used as a weapon, is strictly prohibited on the GGC campus.
- Leaving of scholars on GGC campus after 4:30 p.m. Scholars must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. Only authorized persons are allowed to sign off and pick up an MiA participant.
- Scholars should respect GGC property and the feelings of fellow scholars, faculty mentors and student mentors, as well as others not directly associated with the program.
- Always act in a manner that will promote a classmate's opportunity to learn.
- Have a positive attitude about learning and involvement at the program.
- Politely communicate any concerns directly to faculty mentors or student mentors.
Most importantly, have fun!
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