UC Berkeley’s Academic Talent Development Program

Academic Talent Development Program at UC Berkeley from June 20 to July 29, 2011. This six week program offers challenging and stimulating classes designed for acceleration and enrichment, aimed toward students from grades 7 to 11, is now online at http://atdp.berkeley.edu.   Also, 5 week summer programs including a Documentary Filmmaking Workshop, the John F. Kennedy ’35 Institute in Government, a Theatre Arts Institute and a Writing Workshops will be added to this year’s Choate Summer Program. Students from middle school through high school may also select academic enrichment courses to intellectually reinvigorate them and prepare them to tackle another academic year. Stop by the Career Center or visit www.choate.edu/summerprograms for details!

Deadline Wednesday March 2, 2011

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PROSPECTIVE U.C. BERKELEY STUDENTS

The Berkeley Admissions Student Ambassadors are hosting an event for prospective UC Berkeley students.  A Student Panel will speak about their first year experiences on Sunday, November 21st, 2010 from 11:30—2:30pm in Room 180 Barrows Building at UC Berkeley. (There will be signs leading people to the building.) Prospective students will have an opportunity to ask last-minute application questions and receive a peer review of their essays.

FREE Cal Science & Engineering Festival at UC Berkeley

The College of Chemistry is participating in a community celebration of science!

Explore the wonders of science with activities for the whole family at the first-ever Cal Science & Engineering Festival. This free, outdoor event will take place at UC Berkeley, on Spieker Plaza (located next to Haas Pavilion) on Saturday, October 23 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

It’s all about science in action! You’ll put solar power to the test, get hands-on with ancient fossils, discover the science + sports connection, make your own earthquake, and more! Meet Cal scientists-and experience the excitement and wonder of the science they do.

For details and updates on Festival activities, visit http://scienceatcal .berkeley. edu/festival

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The Cal Science & Engineering Festival is sponsored by the UC Berkeley Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and presented in conjunction with the USA Science & Engineering Festival -the country’s first national science festival, which will take place in Washington, D.C.

Please note that activities are subject to change without notice. In the event of inclement weather, the Festival will be cancelled.
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A sampling of festival activities:

Astronomy Bonanza by the UC Berkeley Astronomy Department
Take an astronomical journey in an inflatable planetarium and with solar telescopes

The Magic of Chemistry by the American Chemical Society (California Section)
Be amazed by Chemistry “Magic” Demos.

Community in the Classroom Science Demos by the College of Chemistry
Have a blast exploring the effects of dry ice and liquid nitrogen.

Unicycle Basketball by the Berkeley Revolution Unicycle Basketball Team
Watch this amazing team play, and discover surprising science connections. Game-time is 10:00am to noon.

Quake! by the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
Make your own earthquake, using a block slider model.

Full activity schedule at http://scienceatcal .berkeley. edu/festival

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