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Droplet

What is it?

Droplet is a one-day program for high school students to learn about interesting topics they may never have seen before in high school. Like Splash!, Droplet allows students to meet college students and other high school students in a fun context. Droplet is completely free to attend.

Where is it?

Droplet is held on the University of Chicago campus, in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Registration happens in the Ida Noyes building on campus, while classes take place in the Harper and Wieboldt buildings. Specific maps and directions will be provided closer to the day of the program.

How do I sign up?

Droplet took place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, November 17 this year. For next year's Droplet, check back in fall 2019.

How can I learn more?

If you want more information, please email us. We’re more than willing to talk, and promise a quick reply. Or, if you don’t want to email us yourself, ask a teacher or counselor at your school to email us.

Splash!

What is it?

Splash! brings high school students from all over Chicago to the University of Chicago campus for one Saturday in the spring. The high school students take short classes taught by college and graduate students in areas that teachers are really passionate about.

The program brings together graduate, college, and high school students and exposes high school students to topics they may not be able to access in a traditional high school curriculum. Past classes have covered topics ranging from genetic engineering and dystopian fiction to dance and introductory Mongolian. The focus is on teaching unusual and engaging classes that keep learning fun.

Splash is 100% FREE to attend and free lunch is also provided.

When? Who? Where?

Typically, Splash! has been on a Saturday each spring. Open to all high school students, grades 8-12. Check-in and registration are in Ida Noyes on the University of Chicago Campus at 1212 East 59th Street (to accommodate the volume). Classes are held in Harper Hall (1116 East 59th Street) and some of the surrounding buildings.

How do I sign up?

This year, we are replacing Splash! with Cascade in the spring. Please check back in future years to see whether Splash! has returned!

How can I learn more?

If you want more information, please email us. We’re more than willing to talk, and promise a quick reply. Or, if you don’t want to email us yourself, ask a teacher or counselor at your school to email us.

Cascade!

What is it?

Cascade! is a five-week program for high school students that exposes them to interesting topics they may never have seen before in high school. Like Splash!, Cascade! allows students to meet college students and other high school students in a fun context. Unlike Splash!, Cascade! allows students to explore topics in a bit more depth than a one-day program can allow and to get to know their teachers.

Students take classes in one or two time slots, with several in each slot. Each class will meet five times, one hour every Tuesday afternoon/evening for five consecutive weeks. There will be no testing or grades, but there may be small amounts of homework assigned from week to week in some classes. Attendance at all sessions is required, but if you really must miss a class please be sure to tell your teacher in advance.

When is it?

This year, Cascade will be held in the spring over five consecutive Tuesday evenings, with the first class running from 5:00 to 6:00 and the second from 6:30 to 7:30. (In between, there will be food available for purchase at a reasonable price.) Keep in mind that you can attend either one time slot or both.

Where is it?

Cascade! is held in Harper Hall on the University of Chicago campus, 1116 East 59th Street in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Specific maps and directions will be provided when you sign up for the program.

How do I sign up?

Registration for Cascade will open in late January. Please check back for more information!

How much does Cascade cost?

Cascade is completely free to attend. We offer dinner between classes for a reasonable price. There will be vegetarian and vegan options, but students with severe dietary restrictions are encouraged to contact us or bring their own dinner.

How can I learn more?

If you want more information, please email us. We’re more than willing to talk, and promise a quick reply. Or, if you don’t want to email us yourself, ask a teacher or counselor at your school to email us.



Last modified by cwlindeman on Nov. 30, 2018 at 12:29 p.m.