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This is an OVERNIGHT program, though you may choose to register your student as day only. Class times are 10am-6:15 PM Saturday, 9am-4PM Sunday. Overnight students will stay at the Georgia Center on UGA's campus, a 7 minute walk from the academic building: More details regarding hotel stay, meals, and classes will be given following registration.

Course Descriptions

3D Animation

Join us as we explore the exciting world of 3D animation! In this introductory course, we will use Blender, a free and open-source 3D computer graphics software toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games. You’ll learn basic modeling and animation techniques, and gain experience creating your own art, manipulating images and graphics, and creating movement.

A World of Microbes: Introduction to Microbiology

Interested in becoming a scientist, doctor, or just want to learn more about microbiology? This class will introduce you to the world of microbiology in the context of the environment, human biology, and public health. We will collect samples from around campus, grow bacteria, extract DNA from real cells, and test how well household disinfectants work! You will learn how to conduct your own experiment, write in a laboratory notebook, and visit a microbiology laboratory. You’ll gain useful college skills including sterile technique, agar plating, identifying bacteria, and microscopy. Sign up for this fun, hands-on introduction to our world of microbes!

After the World Ends

Many of us speculate about what the End of the World will be like, but we tend to focus less on what happens after that. What will post-Apocalyptic times bring us? Will it be all devastation and destruction, or will there be a rejuvenation of life and spirit? In this course, we will look both at ancient mythologies from early civilizations that hypothesize how post-Apocalyptic times will manifest, as well as contemporary interpretations and renditions of the world’s epilogue.

Aircraft & Spacecraft Design

In this class, you will explore the amazing world of flight and see how aircraft and spacecraft are designed and tested. You will discover how scientific principles, such as energy, momentum, pressure, and gravity, have led to incredible advances in aerospace technology. Experiment with various structural, propulsion, and control system designs, and take part in hands-on activities like designing, assembling, and flying styrofoam gliders, launching two-liter compressed air/water rockets, and trying out flight gear used by Air Force test pilots. Come find out what it means to make something fly!

Engineering Design Challenge

Ever wonder about the exact process an engineer goes through to design and create, well, … anything? Did you know that there are particular steps, processes, and metrics that all engineers must learn, whether they are designing a bridge, a parachute, or a roller coaster? Come learn this design process and start to think like an engineer as you are challenged to complete many engineering projects with your very own design team! In this class, your group will compete against others as you design comically complex Rube Goldberg machines, elegantly supportive egg cradles for our egg drop challenge, and much more! The skills you learn in this class will be indefinitely useful to you as you continue to grow as a problem-solver and future engineer.

Marine Biology

In this course students will be introduced to the diversity of marine life and the challenges marine organisms face today. We will research and discuss marine ecosystems on a global and local scale (coastal Georgia). Additional lesson topics include marine invertebrates and vertebrate anatomy, dissection, and current major marine issues such as nonpoint source pollution, marine debris, and ocean acidification.

Mini Vet Med Clinic

Is it your dream to work with animals? In Mini Vet Clinic, you will not only learn about the many different career opportunities in the field of animal health care and veterinary medicine, but get a hands-on experience with actual animal case studies, as well. Study canine anatomy and learn about body systems and how they may be affected by disease. Study the physiology and anatomy of common pets and then take it one step further by learning to read radiographs. Test your skills by identifying broken bones, swallowed nails, and other real life situations a veterinarian encounters on a daily basis!

Psychology & the Law

The study of human behavior is incomplete without assessing how the law controls human behavior. The leading legal principles assume that people act in certain ways in certain situations, but how does that correlate to the psychological principles that aim to define human behavior? This class explores the application of behavioral science research and practice to the legal system. An overview of topics such as ethics, morality, justice, insanity defense, eyewitness identification, crime theories, and sentencing will be discussed.

Sports Medicine

Come and see a new side of sports…the medical side! In this course, you will examine the three most important components of taking care of athletes and their injuries: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. You also will learn the techniques and skills needed to properly implement each one. Whether you are asked to perform basic upper extremity taping, simulated first aid, or cranial nerve testing, you will not stay seated for long! This course culminates with “Rehab Olympics, where you will test your knowledge and newly learned skills by competing with your peers to quickly replicate challenges injured athletes might face.


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