For Rising Seniors - 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 generally occur.
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 will include these topics: functions, limits, derivatives, curve sketching, Mean Value Theorem, trigonometric functions, related rates, linear and quadratic approximations and maximum-minimum problems. Participation in this course will be based on a placement exam administered when students arrive on campus.
This course is a review of basic concepts, logarithms, functions and graphs, inequalities, polynomial functions, complex numbers, and trigonometric functions and identities.
The advising component of the program will explore the connection between students' expressed career interests, their high school and college coursework, and their personal behaviors and choices.
This course will focus on developing expository writing skills. The goal will be to improve students' ability to write essays and papers on assigned topics. Skill development will include organization of ideas, paragraph structuring, review of basic grammar, punctuation and spelling. This course will be useful in developing the college admission essay.
Carnegie Mellon reserves the right to change or cancel class times and/or offerings without notice.