Summer Institute for the Gifted
at the University of Chicago
The Final Edition: Closing Time
Glad "They" Came!
Academic Corner: My Favorite Classes
Written by Christian Lui
One of my favorite classes at SIG is Engineering in Action. I like that class because it is not only homework and listening to a lecture. Sure, there has to be some learning through lecture since this is an academic institute after all, but I like this class because you get to build many things such as bridges and rocket launchers. There is an interactive component to the class that builds a community of learners since we can also socialize with our friends. The teacher, Miesha Williams, is very nice, and my classmates are very outgoing and extroverted. Last Thursday, we fired our rocket launchers. The experiment was a success ,and overall this class was very fun and educational.
My second favorite class at SIG is Time Travel. This class is very interesting and intriguing, and I don't mind that we get homework every day and have to prepare for presentations. The other students are very smart, and currently, we are working on a group presentation. During the class, we watched some short films about the universe and fine tuning. Sometimes we are perplexed by some of the topics, but our teacher is an experienced teacher and leads discussions that broaden our horizons. These are just two of the great classes at SIG that have been fun, challenging, and educational.