In this program students will be introduced to pivotal moments in technological and artistic innovation and the physics and science behind them. Students will work in groups to create, imagine, design, and recreate key innovations that moved the Western world from antiquity to modernity. Tools and techniques used by engineers and artists to transform their communities will be utilized as students solve the same problems innovators faced throughout history. Projects may include architectural studies and early perspective techniques; the mechanics of trebuchets and catapults, and the principals of flight and development of the first flying machines.
This program is for students entering grades 7-8 in fall 2018.
Date: July 23-27, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily (includes lunch)
Location: Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL
Registration deadline: May 31, 2018 Scholarship application deadline: April 1, 2018
Need-based scholarships* are available! Adjusted gross income from your 2016 or 2017 federal or state tax return, OR evidence of participation or qualification for either the SNAP program or the Free and Reduced Lunch program is required. Online scholarship applications open February 20, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be responsible for a $30 administrative fee.
*Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee an award or registration into the summer program. To qualify and apply for a scholarship, the student is required to submit proof of eligibility: Adjusted gross income from your 2016 or 2017 federal or state tax return, OR evidence of participation or qualification for either the SNAP program or the Free and Reduced Lunch program. WATCH YOUR EMAIL and CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER! Award recipients will be notified via email and must reply to scholarship offer within time period indicated in email. NOTE: You may choose to either pay for program registration OR apply for a scholarship and await award notification. Scholarship applications will not be accepted along with a paid registration.
Please choose your programs carefully. For residential programs, full refunds (less a $30 processing fee) will be given for requests received by March 31, 2018. After this date through April 30, 2018, a partial refund (50%) will be provided for residential programs. No refund requests for residential programs received after April 30, 2018 will be honored. For day programs, full refunds (less a $30 processing fee) will be provided for requests received through April 30. After this date through May 31, 2018, a partial refund (50%) will be provided. No refund requests for day programs received after May 31 will be honored. ALL requests for refunds must be made in writing. You can direct requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the program name and date, your child’s name, and your name. Phone call requests for refunds will not be accepted.
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