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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

IT and Astrophotography for Teens: Registration Open for GIV Winter Weekends

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click to enlarge Creating an augmented-reality object in the IT institute
  • Creating an augmented-reality object in the IT institute
It's not often I want to revisit my turbulent teenage years, but scanning the list of course offerings for the Governor's Institutes of Vermont Winter Weekends makes me wish I were back in high school.

GIV hosts advanced academic programs on college campuses for students in grades 9 through 12. The organization is best known for its weeklong summer sessions, but it also offers two Winter Weekend programs at Goddard College in Plainfield, February 7-9 and February 21-23. Participants can make augmented-reality objects in the IT institute, build a biomass stove in the engineering track or take and manipulate photos of the cosmos in the first-ever astrophotography class. There's also a girls-only advanced math track, as well as programs in dance, theater and cartooning.

GIV Executive Director Karen Taylor Mitchell says the Winter Weekends give students a chance to sample the GIV experiences before signing up for a week away from home. "We see a lot of them come back in the summer," she says.

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Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam. She also oversees Seven Days' parenting publication, Kids VT, and created the Good Citizen Challenge, a youth civics initiative. Resmer began her career at Seven Days as a freelance writer in 2001. Hired as a staff writer in 2005, she became the publication's first online editor in 2007.

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