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University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp

June 17-22, 2013 – If you are a gifted high school freshman, sophomore or junior, the University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp gives you the chance to dabble in engineering through hands-on activities you can’t get in high school.  Study challenging engineering topics.  Explore career options.  Interact with other motivated, bright students and supportive faculty.  Expand your horizons.  Application.  Tuition Fee.  Go to for more information.

Gedanken Institute of Problem Solving

The class is in its 11th year, a fun yet intense focus on problem-solving with an emphasis on develping both mental stamina and strength. There will be individual work and group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including aggregation bias and non-transitive rankings.

The program is a week-long course that willbe conducted from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily from July 9th through July 13th at Baldwin Wallace and August 6th through August 10th at Lakeside. It is a course that has been taught previously as part of the TAG summer camp program funded by the State of Ohio. It has been very successful in the past.

The focus of the course will be problem solving. It will develop not only mental strength, but mental stamina as well. There will be individual work and there will be group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including correlation vs cause and effect, aggregation bias and non-transitional rankings. The course will be designed for the intellectually inquisitive 12-17 year old.

The summer program contains parts of a semester-long course that I teach in the honors program at Baldwin-Wallace College. The problem solving course has been so successful that I was recruited to teach it in the graduate business program at B-W and, at the request of the director of the honors program I’m currently developing an advanced version problem solving course that is being taught in Spring 2012.

By collaborating with Professor Peter November of the University of Wellington, New Zealand and Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz of the University of Adelaide, Australia while on a 2006 sabbatical, I have refined and improved the course many times. I have developed many modules by myself and I have many drawers of puzzles, props and games — many of which are custom-made — that I use during the course.

For more information, contact Dr. Ed Meyer at or at 440-826-2495. Or visit our website to learn more and apply at

Duke University Talent Identification Program

The Duke University Talent Identification Program offers a variety of summer academic experiences for gifted and talented students in grades seven through twelve. Duke TIP’s Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for seventh through tenth graders. TIP’s Field Studies and Institutes offer challenging educational adventures to motivated, dedicated, and talented high school students who possess a desire to learn in a unique setting. And TIP’s Distance Learning programs provide students in the eighth through eleventh grades with a dynamic, interactive online experience not typically available in their middle or high school curriculum. For more information, go to

Phone: (919) 668-9100
Fax: (919)-681-7921
Age/Grade level: Middle school and high school
Length of program: Varies by program
Cost: Varies by program
Financial aid? Limited, need-based financial aid is available.

Beloit College Summer Fields and Center for Language Studies

Sponsor: Beloit College, Office of Summer Programs, Box 218, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511
Phone: (608) 363-2393 Fax: (608) 363-7129
contact person: Dan Perusich, Director of Summer Programs
age/grade level: Rising Juniors and Seniors in High School
type (day/overnight/other): Residential Overnight
length of program: 3-8 weeks
cost: Summer Fields $3,200; Center for Language Studies  $3,797 (4 week)  $7,594 (8 week)
financial aid?: Yes

Notes: Summer Fields is a for-credit residential summer program for high-achieving rising high school juniors and seniors. It is a hands-on immersion into the liberal arts and sciences for students who seek to engage in their studies and apply their intellect and passion out in the world. For three weeks, students pursue rigorous academic study around one theme while living on campus with other high school students in the program. The 2013 program runs from July 8 – July 27. Students earn 4 semester hours of college credit.

Summer 2013 Courses:

  • All About Apes
  • Creative Writing Workshop:  Fish, Fowl, Flood, Water Lily, Mud: Water in the Literary Imagination
  • Introduction to Drawing and Design
  • Why Museums Matter

The Center for Language Studies (CLS) offers intensive language programs in Japanese, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.  High-achieving high school students are encouraged to apply.  Students earn 6-12 semester hours of college credit.  The 8 week program runs from June 15 to August 9.  Session 1 is from June 15 to July 12 and Session II is from July 14 to August 9.  Scholarships available.

University of Dayton – Summer Honors Engineering Camp

Do you like searching for innovative solutions to complex problems? Want to use technology to improve the lives of others? Are you a creative who wants to create a better tomorrow? Find your future in engineering at the University of Dayton this summer.

Summer Honors Engineering Camps

June 14-19, 2015 or June 21-26, 2015

During our coed camp, you’ll explore engineering through hands-on activities — and learn what distinguishes the different fields of engineering. You’ll also design and build robots to tackle specific challenges, use your creativity to solve real-world problems and gain insight into the field by meeting experienced engineers.

The application deadline is April 15, 2015, and current honors high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to participate. The $700 fee includes classes, activities, meals and housing.

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Contact Beth Hart at 937-229-5080 or