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SUMMER SCIENCE PROGRAM
September 19, 2011

This program was great! I met bright, curious high schoolerse from all around the world, and I learned more about calculus, astronomy, and physics than I ever could have dreamed! Also, SSP introduced me to programming for the first time, and though I probably don't want to make programming my livelihood, I am definitely glad I learned this important skill and I certainly find it fun and engaging.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am now a better problem solver and a better time-manager. Also, I realized that I can find success if I try hard to attain it, and I now know that I definitely want to go into science in college and beyond.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make it six weeks instead of five! It was very rushed because six weeks of material had to be squeezed into five weeks, and with six weeks, I would feel as though I understood the topics more (plus, there would be more time to do fun things that won't have to be "mandatory fun time").

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & We learned about physics, astronomy, calculus, and programming during the day. At night, we observed a specific asteroid and had to code a program that modeled the orbit of this asteroid.