G.T.ed Summer Academics
Camera Obscura: Capturing Light
We're still deciding which day to hold this class. Check back later!
In a world full of iPhones and 4K video, have you stopped to think about what it means to take a picture? What is happening when you hit record and instantly capture an image? In this class, we will follow the history of cameras from the very beginning: With experiments from two thousand years ago that you can replicate at home, film camera dissections and demos, and even experiments you can do with your very own smartphone camera, we can start to understand what light really is, and how we can control it.
Clio is a hardware research engineer at IBM by day, and a dice-maker by night. A Materials Science and Engineering alum from MIT (with a minor in art history!), she is fascinated by all things past, present, and future. Whether judging middle school debate competitions, teaching food science classes to high schoolers, or giving a TEDx Talk on chocolate, her passion is to share curiosity about the world with anyone and everyone.
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Chemistry through Experiments
Colored fire. Elephant toothpaste. Mentos and Coke. What better way to learn chemistry than to perform experiments? You will not only learn how to perform the experiments, but also understand the chemistry of what exactly is happening to cause the phenomenon you see in Tiktoks and Youtube videos. Join us as I guide you through a new chemistry experiment every class, and help you learn to see the world like a chemist.
This class can equip you to succeed in a high school chemistry class, or give you a chance to apply what you've learned in a high school chemistry course. It's also a lot of fun.
The founder of edRev, Matt has taught gifted students since 2016, both privately and through CTY. This summer, he taught Paradoxes and Infinities and Chemistry in Society. He has also been teaching SAT (185 points average improvement), ACT (7.1 points average improvement), competitive math, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics for years. He claims he can "teach anything", and challenges you to test this claim.
Other classes he has taught include: Spreadsheets are Cool, Why Things Freeze/Boil (spoiler, gravity mostly), Cryptology (and Mathematical Cryptology), Logic (and Mathematical Logic), How to Adult (Finance), How to Adult (Career), Designing Competitive Math Problems, and Game Theory.
Schedules Coming Soon!
All programs cost $24 per hour attended. Discounts include:
All programs have a reduced cost of $20 per hour for students who register rather than walk-in.
Successful referrals get a 5% discount each, with no limit, and the referred students gets 5% off too!
Early Bird Discount of 30% for students who register by or on January 30th, 2023!
Generous need-based financial aid!