Award-Winning Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically)
Monday 07/17/2017 - Friday 07/21/2017
Class meets at the University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr. from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.
you ready to learn how to use code to solve problems in science? In this
course, you will learn simple drag and drop block coding through StarLogo Nova,
a web-based software program, and pair programming to first understand coding
basics and then apply those skills to understand science concepts, earth
science, life science, and physical science!
What is Project GUTS?
Condensed into one week by highlighting the key elements of the
curriculum, Project GUTS: “Growing Up Thinking Scientifically”, is normally a
yearlong science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) program for middle
school students. Project GUTS was designed for students from all different
backgrounds to engage in scientific inquiry by investigating topics of interest
to their local communities through the lens of complex systems.
What can students do as part of
Project GUTS gives you the opportunity to conduct scientific research
right in your school and around your community. You will learn to use
technology to explore real-world problems and analyze them with scientific
tools. Later, you will have a chance to share your experiments and findings to
advise local decision-makers and inform fellow students.
make science your mission. Project GUTS helps you explore careers in science,
technology, and engineering and propels you along a path to success by
developing your computer skills, and giving you access to the very latest
What do we mean by “Growing Up
Growing up thinking scientifically means learning to look at the world
and ask questions, develop answers to the questions through scientific inquiry,
and use critical thinking to assess which ideas are reasonable and which are
not. One who grows up thinking scientifically sees science as a dynamic
creative endeavor, a way of thinking, rather than a body of facts.
What will students learn this week?
What do students learn in Project GUTS?
At the beginning of the program, students get an in-depth look at complex
systems, models and simulation, and learn to create computer models from
scratch. Students engage in problem solving and mathematical thinking. The
workshop will offer a variety of activities to appeal to different kinds of
learners: computer modeling, participatory simulations, data collection and research.
Subsequently, students investigate a problem, gather data, and run experiments
on their computer models to better understand the problem being studied.
Students are assisted by Project GUTS instructor, a UCSD undergraduate student
and high school volunteer mentors in customizing existing models to reflect
local conditions. At the end of the week, students present their work, compare
their models, and share their findings.
Course fee: $265.00.
Registration is open until course is filled. Space is limited.
If you have any questions regarding this workshop or the application process, please contact Ange Mason via phone at (858) 534-5064 or email at email@example.com.