MiA students doing forensicsGGC'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

  • MiA students in a classroomSession 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.

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Contact

For more information, please contact co-directors Drs. Natasha Brewley or Alvina Atkinson at miascholars@ggc.edu.

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MiA Scholars Program Schedule

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.

DaysActivities
Day 1
  • Scholars should arrive to the program's on-campus location between 8:30 a.m. and 8:55 a.m. and sign-in with a program staff member.
  • All forms that are required by the program need to be completed and signed.
  • A requirement of the program is for parents to attend an orientation scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Please park in spaces marked for visitors or for faculty and staff while attending the orientation.
Days
2–3
  • Scholars may arrive at the program's on-campus location beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be an MiA student mentor there to meet the scholars. Please do not drop off scholars earlier than 8:30 a.m., as no supervision will be provided.
  • The circle in front of Building B is the only designated drop-off and pick-up zone.
  • Please park in a sport marked "Visitor," if you need to, as cars parked in reserved spots will get ticketed.
Day 4
  • Scholars will take a campus tour.
  • Scholars will also present their projects to family and community friends and participate in the award ceremony and reception.
Daily
  • Scholars can be picked up beginning at 4 p.m., but no later than 4:30 p.m. Please see expectations below.
  • Parents (or other authorized adults) must sign scholars out on a daily basis. Only people authorized to pick up scholars are allowed to do so. Anyone not listed on the parent authorization form attempting to pick up a scholar is reported to the Georgia Gwinnett College Police Department.

Student Expectations

MiA students

In order to safeguard the safety and well-being of our students, the following actions will be subject to dismissal from the program:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Always act in a manner that will promote a classmate's opportunity to learn.
  5. Have a positive attitude about learning and involvement at the program.
  6. Politely communicate any concerns directly to faculty mentors or student mentors.

Most importantly, have fun!

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