Summer Institute for the Gifted

at the University of Chicago

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Important Upcoming Events

Sunday
9 am -11am: Teacher Meet & Greet in Ida Noyes Hall in the Cloister Club room, located at 1212 E. 59th Street. There is street parking near this building.
Parent/Family Visitation Day-Parents and approved family members/friends are allowed to take SIG students off campus for a trip around the campus, a lunch in downtown Chicago, or maybe just a day with family or family friends. All students must be signed in and out with the SIG office. We will have two staff members in the front lobby of our dorms, Max Palevksy (East), the purple building.
7:30 pm-9:30 pm-SIG Student Talent Show-All Parents and Families are welcome to attend. The Talent Show will be held at I-House Assembly Hall located at
1414 E. 59th Street.

Thursday
7:30 pm-9:00 pm-Academic Performance Showcase at the I-House Assembly Hall located at 1414 E. 59th Street.


SIG-A Place Like No Other: A Student Perspective

Written By Ashley Crocker-Benn

This is my fourth year returning to the SIG program. The various knowledge I gain, along with the many different people I meet never ceases to amaze me. SIG is a place where you can meet new unique people that share common interests but also learn from others and discover something new. This is where you won’t be judged for finding a strong interest in robotics or biomedical engineering.

The information you learn at SIG can be used in all aspects of life. In many cases, it even expands the desire and appeal students have to a particular field. Here at SIG you also have the freedom to experiment. For instance, I always wanted to get healthier and learn to develop a good work out for myself. However, in my school, students do not really try to give effort in gym and cafeteria lunches are very unhealthy. So I decided to take the Fit for Life class at SIG and it has been a wonderful experience. I made new friends and learned about new sports and activities I can do for exercise. This class is teaching me things I can use in my everyday life in order to live a long, fulfilling life.

In general, you meet new people at SIG that change your life and help you discover things about yourself you never knew. The people you meet here will be your lifelong friends; people you will never forget. I am really grateful for the opportunity to be here.

Academic Corner: Exploring the World and Beyond

Written by Mitch Rosen

My name is Mitch Rosen; I am 16. I'm from Philadelphia, and I am a first time camper here at SIG. My favorite class here is Cosmic Proportions: Origin and Structure of the Universe. In this class, we cover various topics. Coming in, I already knew quite a bit, so I was a little worried I might just end up re-learning things I already knew. Luckily, this has not happened. While some of the discussion has just been review, much of it has been new to me. I am currently doing research into String Theory for the class, and I’m sure the class has many new, interesting ideas still to come.

Summer Insitute for the Gifted at the University of Chicago

Tony Curtis-Site Director ucsigsd@aifs.com
Alena Treat-Academic Dean ucsigad@aifs.com
Jameil Floyd-Student Activities Dean ucsigsad@aifs.com
Catherine Rieck-Residential Dean ucsigrd@aifs.com
Jacqueline Dufek-Nurse ucsignurse@aifs.com (773)834-9318
Patrick Mucerino-Adminstrative Assistant ucsigstaff@aifs.com
Ed Burtonshaw-Gunn-Office Manager ucsigstaff@aifs.com