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SIG 2020 is Here!

by Summer Institute for the Gifted
SIG Innovator Students | Summer Institute for the Gifted

The application for SIG 2020 is now live! As SIG prepares for its 36th season, we are excited to announce many new developments, including an Early Bird Discount when you apply by 12/31/19. Here is what’s new at SIG:

New Look

Our new logo uses the colors associated with the STEAM fields to represent our focus on exploring science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. The SIG curriculum is now aptly titled STEAM+ to illustrate how we integrate all facets of STEAM with the humanities and fitness.

SIG has a new tagline too! Our new tagline is “Explore your summer. Expand your mind.” This tagline expresses our commitment to stimulating curiosity through fun and academically enriching 3-week summer programs.

New Program Names

Our programs have been renamed to reflect our commitment to nurturing future leaders and lifelong learners. The Innovators Program (formerly SIG Residential) offers students ages 9-17 Residential, Day, and Day + Evenings & Saturdays options (age requirements vary by campus). The Investigators Program (formerly SIG Day) offers Full Day and Half Day (a.m. or p.m.) program options to students ages 5-12 (age requirements vary by campus).

New Courses

With 40 new courses joining the SIG roster, 2020 is gearing up to be the best summer yet! Joining classic SIG courses like “Creative Math Problem Solving Strategies” and “DNA Diagnostics” are new courses including:

  • Bionic Humans: Artificial Organs to the Rescue! (ages 15-17): Investigate the technological innovations underway for organ transplant needs using bioink and titanium mechanical hardware to bring artificial organs to life.
  • Sphero Robotics (ages 11-12): Learn how to program using Blockly and text coding through JavaScript using Sphero robots!
  • Amusement Park Physics (ages 9-10): Learn how inertia, kinetic and potential energy, mass, and centripetal force influence your carnival experience.
  • Pop into Balloon Science (ages 5-6): Participate in fun experiments that investigate buoyancy, air pressure, electricity, gases, energy, and much more.

…and many more exciting new courses!

New Locations

We’re excited to share we have new Investigator Programs this summer for ages 5-12 at the Nysmith School for the Gifted (Herndon, Virginia) and Iona College (New Rochelle, New York). The Innovators Program at Yale University will now be offered as one dynamic session.

Early Bird Discount and Reduced Application Fee

The SIG application fee is now $100 (formerly $125). We are also offering an Early Bird Discount application fee ($50 off) when you submit your application by 12/31/19. The Early Bird Discount can be combined with the Returning Student Discount for even more savings!

Apply early to secure your first-choice classes and save $50 off your application fee.

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