Digital circuits are found in watches, calculators, video games, computers and thousands of other devices. The use of smart circuits is present in virtually all aspects of our lives and it is increasing rapidly, making digital electronics an important area of study for a prospective career in engineering.

This course is an introduction to applied digital logic, where students will study the applications of electronic logic circuits and apply Boolean logic to the solution of problems. Students will learn about the basics of digital electronics, number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, circuit design, flip-flops, counters, & state machines.

- Teacher: Shelley Propst
- Teacher: Rick Schweitzer

Reflecting on Symmetry: Geometry, 90 Minutes

Pre-requisite: Open to any rising 7th or 8th grader

– or - completion of first MEGSSS summer.

Perhaps the most important theorem a high

school student encounters in mathematics is the

Perpendicular Bisector Theorem (PBT). At some

deep level, this theorem is about symmetry, and

that will be the topic of this course. We will

examine symmetry through a series of hands-on

activities culminating with the PBT and then

seeing what lies beyond. We will develop PBT

through constructions, paper folding and

geometric software; we will explore

transformations including reflections, rotations

and translations.

We will also study symmetry in art, architecture

and biology. Coordinate geometry is an important

place to apply what we have learned drawing

pictures to an analytical setting. This will be a solid

math course, but one which allows for hands-on

activities and creative exploration.

There will be some homework but no final exam.

- Teacher: Shelley Propst
- Teacher: Rick Schweitzer

This course continues the work done in logic the first summer. It roughly duplicates the course offered in the first school year, first semester We will try to complete Chapter 2 and this course will satisfy the prerequisite for Digital Logic.

- Teacher: Jenny Maples
- Teacher: Shelley Propst

- Teacher: Patty Goeke
- Teacher: Rick Schweitzer

- Teacher: Doug Hunt

- Teacher: Patty Goeke
- Teacher: Doug Hunt
- Teacher: Shelley Propst
- Teacher: Jeanne Ra
- Teacher: Susan Reisner
- Teacher: Marion Van Hoose

Number Theory Book 0 Chapter 9

- Teacher: James Grothe
- Teacher: Jenny Maples
- Teacher: Shelley Propst
- Teacher: Susan Reisner

After Math: A Mash-Up Of SWAM-Science, Writing, Art & Math, 3 Hours, 30 Minutes

This course is available to those choosing the full day option only. Each day, we will explore a different concept, such as motion, leverage, patterns, or size, and we will explore it through several different disciplines. How does an artist convey motion? What is the mathematical interpretation of a lever? What patterns do you see in music? What large and small objects do you see in science? Come spend the afternoon with four exciting and creative teachers who will help you jam with ideas from a variety of entirely different perspectives! There will be no homework for this course.