SAT Projects Summer 2019 – Science, Math & Arts

Along with SAT prep, our students are put into groups to work on SAT Projects. Students picked the topics that they wanted to learn more about ,and we got some of the best mentors for our students to not only theoretically learn but also practically perform. Cogito is proud to present some of our mentors this summer:

COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Students sitting at their computers learning how to code

Caleb Littlejohn is a full-time student at one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world; MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and is pursuing a degree in computer science. While advancing his education, Caleb also led a team as the lead developer to create a virtual reality game in just 24 hours. His team went on to win the Google sponsored prize for HackMIT that year.  He’s also currently leading a group of students in creating a marketable video game. With all this experience Caleb will be headlining our computer science and engineering team for the SAT project. Caleb will oversee a project that will allow the students to create their own video game. Students will learn the basics of the Unity Game Engine (Unity). The Unity Game Engine is a fundamental tool in both computer programing and game design field. By the end of the project, students will be able to write for their game and will have a fully functioning game.

MATH AND PHYSICS

Students creating 3D art designs

Josh Van Zak is a current Ph.D. candidate for two different programs, biological engineering and, Media arts and sciences. He attended The University of California and received one Bachelor of Science degree in biology and two Bachelor of Arts degree in visual arts and urban planning. He later went on to get his Master’s in Architecture at the University of Michigan. Just like his impressive academic background, Josh’s skills are also very diverse. He is skilled in both Architecture, and Biological Engineering.  Josh will be the team leader for math and physics. He will lead the students in building their own smartphone attachment to perform fluorescence microscopy using 3D printing. Students will be able to create presentation quality figures, images, and simulations using the Adobe Creative Suite by the end of their project.

ARTS, MUSIC, AND TELEVISION

Brandon Hamel is a rising senior studying at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He studies a wide range of topics, including marketing, general media studies, and English literature. However, his main area of research is film and television production. Brandon has been studying pre-production, production, and post-production techniques since the age of eleven. However, He adores working on any aspect of film or television production. Whether it’s directing, writing, operating a camera, technical directing, running scripts, or editing, he loves working with or on a camera crew. Brandon will oversee the Arts, Music, and television project. Using his knowledge, he will have the students work in the Cambridge Television Studio to cover the basics of television pre-production, production, and post-production. Brandon will also help students create several practice talk shows to prepare the class for a thirty-minute show that will be filmed at the end of the camp.

Our students will go home with the Theoretical + Practical knowledge and a developed skill set that accomplished mentors have helped them achieve.

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