Science Camp with MIT

Group of high school students from India visit Boston to explore science and technology at MIT Museum and labs. Weekend trip to NYC!

Accommodation: 19 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116
Rooms: 4-5 ppl dorm rooms with oasis beds for maximum privacy
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner everyday (vegetarian option possible)

Transportation: Subway, train to/from NYC
Price: $2995 per student based on minimum 30 students

Sunday May 8th

DEPARTURE FROM INDIA

Day 1 Monday, May 9th

7 PM Pick up from the airport

8 PM Dinner, orientation, meeting with camp leaders

Day 2 Tuesday, May 10th

8-9 AM Breakfast

10 AM-12PM Workshop at MIT Intro to Robotics

12 PM Lunch

1.00 PM MIT Campus tour and info on Admission

6 PM Dinner

9 PM Check- in

Day 3 Wednesday , May 11th

8-10 AM Breakfast

10 AM Robotics advance workshop

12 PM Lunch

1 PM Harvard University visit

6 PM Dinner at Mexican restaurant Taqueria Cancun (Harvard Sq)

9 PM Check- in

Day 4 Thursday, May 12th

8-10AM Breakfast

10 AM MIT Workshop on 3 D Printing

12 PM Lunch

1 PM Boston Duck Tour

6 PM Dinner

9 PM Check- in

Day 5 Friday , May 13th

8-10 AM Breakfast

10 AM D-Lab workshop at MIT Campus

12 PM Lunch

1 PM Trip to NYC

7 PM Dinner

9 PM Check- in

Day 6 Saturday , May 14th

8-10 AM Breakfast

11 AM Sightseeing in New York with lunch in Central Park

7 PM Dinner

Day 7 Sunday, May 15thth

8 am Breakfast

9 AM Departure to Boston/ lunch provided on train

3 Pm Arrival in Boston and free time

6 Pm Dinner

Day 8 Tuesday, May 16th

8-9 AM Breakfast

10 AM-12PM Workshop at MIT Mechanical engineering

12 PM Lunch

1.00 PM Movie

6 PM Dinner

9 PM Check- in

Day 9 Wednesday , May 17th

8-10 AM Breakfast

10 AM Workshop at MIT

12 PM Lunch

1 PM Boston Harbor Cruise

6 PM Dinner

9 PM Check- in

Day 10 Thursday, May 18th

8-10AM Breakfast

10 AM Visit to Microsoft and Google

12 PM Lunch

1 PM Free Time

6 PM Dinner

9 PM Check- in

Day 11 Friday , May 19th

8-10 AM Breakfast

10 AM Award CEREMONY on MIT CAMPUS/ Meeting with MIT Indian student Association

12 PM Lunch

5 PM Departure to the airport

Day 12 Saturday , May 20th

Arrival in India

Description of MIT Courses

Make To Move (middle and high school)

Tour our Gestural Engineering exhibition and find your inner engineer + artist. Participants will learn about elements of motion (gears, pulleys, linkages, and more) and combine them to produce a kinetic sculpture worthy of sharing with their peers.


Robotics: Programming Mindstorms (middle and high school)

Explore what makes a robot tick in this introduction to programming robots. Students use the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and NXT-G Programming Environment to get robots sensing, thinking, and moving about. This workshop includes an introduction to artificial intelligence research at MIT and a guided tour of the Robots and Beyond gallery.
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Advanced Robotics (only for middle and high school students with prior programming experience)

Learn about current SPHERES research at MIT while programming LEGO EV3s to emulate technologies used in satellite systems. Students will use gyroscope and ultrasonic sensors, and perform calculations to measure distance and motor power as they program their robots to navigate an “asteroid”.


Visualizing Science: Abalone, Brass Rats, and Computer Chips (middle and high school)

See the world in a new way! Students use a range of technologies to build observation skills and explore objects from the MIT Museum collections and on-campus research labs. This hands-on microscopy workshop includes a brief gallery tour and an introduction to nanoscience research at MIT. Find out how different groups are using nanotechnology to solve real-world problems in science and engineering.


Lights, Camera, Action: Physics and Photography (recommended for high school)

Make waves, explore magnetism, and try your hand at strobe photography. Students design and capture their own images of physics experiments, using the MIT Museum’s historical photography collections as inspiration. This workshop features the work of Berenice Abbott and Doc Edgerton.
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Hello Holography! (middle and high school)

Students experiment with light and perception to investigate the basic principles behind real-world holography. Through a series of demonstrations and hands-on activities, students will learn how holograms are made and viewed. The properties and behavior of light waves will also be discussed, from reflection (middle school focus) to diffraction and interference (high school students only). This workshop includes a guided tour of the Museum’s holography gallery. Developed with support from SPIE.


Fish ‘n’ Ships (middle and high school)

Students design, build, and test mechanisms for ship propulsion in this introduction to nature-inspired engineering at MIT. This workshop features examples from MIT research labs and the Museum’s Hart Nautical collection and a mini-tour of the Museum’s Robots & Beyond gallery.


DNA and Proteins (high school)

Within human bodies lies a complex system as elegant and efficient as any factory-protein synthesis from instructions encoded in DNA. In this workshop, students learn about two vital biomolecules: DNA and proteins. Students will explore this fundamental basis of life with parts made from LEGOs, digital models, and guided discussion.


Protein Synthesis (high school only)

Students with a background in molecular biology explore transcription, translation, and protein folding. This workshop, for high school and AP Biology students, uses LEGO pieces, digital and physical models, and guided discussion to explore key concepts in molecular biology.

 

List of Activities:

Freedom
Trail

Duck
Tour

aquarium2

Harbor Boat
Cruise

IMAX
Movie

nyc

3 Day Trip
to NYC

others

…and many others