For Rising Juniors - Descriptions
Engineering and Science Projects
Students will rotate through two projects designed to introduce them to various engineering, science and computer science disciplines. The projects will culminate in a symposium where students will have an opportunity to showcase what they have learned.
Students will receive instruction in the math, writing and critical reading skills needed to perform successfully on the SAT and other standardized tests. If students meet all requirements for the course (attendance, homework, etc.) excellent results or score improvement are generally realized.
Personal and Career Development
This will include seminars and workshops that cover a wide variety of topics: basic study skills, learning styles, college selection, alumni panels and career opportunities.
This course is designed to develop students' confidence and competence in solving mathematical problems by drawing on their previous knowledge and experiences. Students will vastly improve their analytical reasoning skills, and master new material by completing mathematical projects for class presentations. Classroom instruction will be supplemented with Cognitive Tutor, a software program that follows students through the problem-solving process and creates an individualized curriculum that focuses on the concepts that the student has to master.
Physics is a fundamental science that uses basic laws to explain natural phenomena. The course will explore these topics: motion and forces, energy, the atom and the nucleus, gravity, electricity and magnetism, astrophysics and the universe. Hands-on experiments, demonstrations, collaborative work and discussion are important learning components of the course.
Carnegie Mellon reserves the right to change or cancel class times and/or offerings without notice.