NSI

NSI, Session 1

Writing Workshop Session 1

Grades 9 through 11 (current academic year)
Jul 09, 2017-Jul 14, 2017

In this writing workshop, students will have the opportunity to explore the world of fiction. We will read contemporary short stories, discuss elements of craft—plot, characterization, and dramatization—and most importantly, we will have the time and space to devote to our own writing. So much of writing is a solitary (ad)venture, and we will be taking this journey together, in the form of writing in class, sharing our work, and giving feedback to each other. The week’s activities will include readings, discussions, writing workshops, and field trips, all intended to stir up new ideas and inspire fresh creativity. 

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Instructor: Monica Bergers
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Advanced Leadership

Grades 9 through 11 (current academic year)
Jul 09, 2017-Jul 14, 2017

Students will explore concepts and theories related to leadership, and they will balance theory and practice of leadership as they examine their own individual styles of leadership. The focus will, therefore, be on exploring the meaning of leadership and how it opens up the possibilities for a person to make a difference in the world. Participants will be participating in a variety of activities ranging from individual reflection to a service learning project. There will be lots of interactive classroom discussion, experiential activities, and projects.



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Instructor: David Gould
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Instructor: Holley Murchison
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Radicals and Revolution

Grades 9 through 11 (current academic year)
Jul 09, 2017-Jul 14, 2017

“Revolution” has become a word used so often it is difficult to define. It can be used to describe political transformation, new advances in technology, or shifts in lifestyle.  In this course, students will look deeply at diverse historical and contemporary case-studies, searching for the patterns that create and shape revolutionary processes.  As a parallel, we will look at the groups and individuals that take part in these revolutionary moments.  Students will conduct their own historical research, participate in simulations, and engage with some of the great theorists of the past.  By looking at causes, successes, and failures, students will strive to create their own definition of Revolution, creating a lens that can help them better understand their past and, perhaps, the future.  Possible topics include, but are not limited to, political revolutions in France, America, China, Iran, and Haiti, as well as conceptual revolutions such as those that have taken place in science, industry, and technology.


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Instructor: Dominic Iannone
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3D Design and Printing – Prototyping Gliders

Grades 9 through 11 (current academic year)
Jul 09, 2017-Jul 14, 2017

This class will teach students the basics of 3D design and collaborative prototyping. Students will work together with the goal of designing, building, and launching rubber band powered gliders. They will make the gliders and launchers from 3D printed parts, wood dowels, and rubber bands. On the final day of class student teams will compete for best glider.


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Instructor: Mike Sneller
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Engineering

Grades 9 through 11 (current academic year)
Jul 09, 2017-Jul 14, 2017

Apply Civil & Environmental Engineering concepts and techniques. Activities will provide students with an in-depth exposure to, understanding of, and appreciation for engineering through an engineering design approach to problem solving. During the week students will work on design projects covering automated vehicle transportation, stream flows, drinking water and buildings as well as participate in construction site tours. They will be introduced to and explore specific engineering disciplines as they work with professional engineers and scientists.


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Instructor: Paul Hanley
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Classical and Modern Physics

Grades 9 through 11 (current academic year)
Jul 09, 2017-Jul 14, 2017

This course covers an overview of classical and modern physics including Newtonian kinematics and dynamics, thermodynamics, special relativity, electricity, magnetism, light, astronomy, and modern physics. We will also have 3 hours of laboratory sessions to improve our conceptual understanding with hands-on exercises. 

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Instructor: James Wetzel
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