Summer Institute for the Gifted
at the University of Calfornia at Berkeley
The Academic Edition
Designing Our Own Logos in Advertising Smarts
Reminder About Important Dates-Please Notice Room Change
Sunday, July 6th-Student Talent Show 7.30 pm-9:00 pm-(Residential Students ONLY)-Please note the room change for this event. This event will be held in the Unit 2 Rec Room of Towle; this is the same room as the Parent Orientation Meeting.
Wednesday, July 9th-Academic Showcase 7.30 pm-9:00 pm-ALL STUDENTS-Dinner will be served for ALL students participating in this event; commuter students participating in this event should stay on campus for this event.
Thursday, July 10th-Closing Ceremony arrival 4.30pm for a 4:45 pm-5:45 pm program -ALL STUDENTS are invited to this event.-This is the last day of the program for Commuter Students.
Friday, July 11th-Departure for SIG Residential Students-Students may be picked up anytime between 9:00 am-11:30 am. Students will be picked up at the Towle building. More specific details about departure will be emailed after the 4th of July weekend.
**All of these events (except the Talent Show) are located at Anna Head Hall at 2537 Haste Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
Another Week of Mind-Blowing Academics
Tony Curtis, Site Director and Lauren Brantley, Academic Dean
Chemistry: Making Fireworks on the 4th of July- Password: sigucb
Monique Sims has been with SIG as a residential staff member for seven years as a Counselor, RA, Housemaster, and Instructor. "Mo," as she is referred to by the students, is teaching Thinking Outside and Beyond the Box. Monique has been teaching for two years at the elementary level, and she has a BA in General and Special Education and a Masters in Gifted Education.
Adam Bergman has been with SIG as an instructor for the past two years. He is teaching Move Over Sherlock this session. His goal for his students is that they learn all they came for, while acquiring new skills, new ideas, and new questions. He has been a been an educator in the school system for 20 years.
This is Erika Moore-Evearitt's first year with SIG. She is currently teaching Roots of Human Behavior and Broadway Beckons this session. She has a B.A. in Kinesiology and Pre-Med and in Dance Arts; she also has a Masters in Higher Education Arts. Her favorite place to travel to is Lake Como, Italy.
Fun with Newtonian Physics by Harper Lewis
Math isn't just taught from a textbook!
Thinking Outside and Beyond the Box
Which structure will last?
Chemsitry: The Essential Element
Exploring Positive Charges
Fencing by Derek Wong
In fencing, we learned that our footwork is the most important element in winning. It takes great skill, endurance, balance, and the ability to continue, even if we are really tired. This helps us get past obstacles we are struggling with in life.
Future City Design
Students redesigning the world!
Don't mess with these guys!
Chemistry: The Essential Element
Sharing results and their analysis from the experiment.