I want to tell you about Splash, a great opportunity for kids in grades 7-12. Every year I have a few students who attend this program and they all have enjoyed it. It not only offers a chance for enrichment, it also gives them a taste of college life.
From music theory to Hungarian history to aircraft analysis, Splash participants are introduced to a huge variety of topics in over 400 classes taught by undergraduates and other members of the MIT community. Want to take a class on Egyptian mythology? Origami? Chemical sensors? All are possible.
Website: Splash at MIT
What: A weekend in which you can take multiple classes on a huge variety of subjects.
When: The weekend before Thanksgiving, November 17th and 18th, 2012.
Registration: October 18th - October 31st. (Classes fill up quickly so register early.)
Who: Students in grades 7-12
Cost: $40 (no matter how many classes you take); food, t-shirts, and photos cost extra.
Where: On the MIT main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Transportation: Parents drive their kids. The drive is usually just under 2 hours.