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Areteem Institute has been busy with events this past fall and planning more this coming year!
Since starting the 2014-2015 school year, our new students and their families have been involved in a few activities in order for them to learn more about our programs and what we do. This month we are putting on a couple of our annual events that are sure to excite our more math-minded students through our Math Zoom program. Take a look to see what we have done and will be doing in 2014!
-Areteem’s outreach team attended our second event with the OCPSA (Orange County Private School Association), an organization that connects K-12 private schools across Orange County, CA. On October 5th we set up “shop” at OCPSA’s “2nd Annual High School Fair” held on the campus of UC Irvine and talked with many local families about our programs and what we do. One of the eye-catching features of our booth was a robot created by one of our technology instructors that certainly brought more people our way to chat with us!
-On October 14th we hosted a “College Fair & Open House” webinar that brought together five admissions officers from some well-known public and private universities including UC Davis, Oberlin College, Emory University, Davidson College and Rice University. Several families were in attendance to learn more about college life at these campuses, student population numbers, popular “major” concentrations as well as admissions requirements, including some helpful advice on how to write personal statement essays. We look forward to more college information webinars next year as well!
-This weekend on December 13th and 14th, we are holding our second Online ZIML Math Competition for all middle school and high school students interested in participating in upcoming math competitions next year. The format of the test is similar to the onsite ZIML competition hosted during our Summer Camp Programs for our math students. Students will be given problems that they will have to compete in 1 hour and the top 16 students will be awarded prizes!
-Over the winter holidays from December 26th-30th Areteem Institute’s Math Zoom program will be hosting its annual “Winter Math Boot Camp” at our onsite Irvine location which packs in many students from later elementary through high school! Over five days, students will be involved in many fun activities with their peers, helping them learn new material and improve their critical thinking skills. Students come to either work on their math problem solving or specifically to prepare for a certain math competition like the AMC 10 and 12 as well as MathCounts which all take place in February 2015. We usually see students from all across the country coming to California for this event which features only just a bit of what students can experience during our Summer Camp Programs! We are still enrolling until December 19th
For the new year, we are participating in a few new activities to get students involved in math, science and humanities including our Summer Camp Programs! See what is coming up in 2015!
Once again at the beginning of the year, we open up Early Registration for our Summer Camp Programs! This year our camps have grown to encompass all subjects in math, science, humanities and 2 new career-based tracks. They are open to all middle school and high school students anywhere from around California, the US and even internationally! EVERYONE is WELCOME whether they are students of Areteem or not! Our camps will be held on the university campuses of UCLA, the University of Chicago and Boston College for two to three weeks from June to August where students will be involved in a variety of activities from classes and “funshops” to fields trips around LA, Chicago and Boston! Call or email us to find out more come January!
For our math and science-focused students, we are offering three FREE “preseason” events before the heat of the competition season is on! On January 10th we will be hosting a “MathCounts Training” webinar with Dr. Kevin Wang for students who want to excel from chapter to state to national MathCounts and a “Physics Olympiad F=ma exam Training” webinar with Dr. Darin Ragozzine for the upcoming Physics Olympiad! Dr. Wang will be back on January 17th to host a webinar on “AMC 10/12 Training”. Check back on the Areteem website to see what times the webinars will take place.
Then on January 31st in Irvine, CA we are sponsoring a larger onsite event called “OC Math Magic” open to all K-12 students with the non-profit ZEFR group (Go to their website to find out more and save a spot for the OC Math Magic event). This event will bring together math coaches and people knowledgeable about the various math competitions from all around Orange County, we look forward to seeing many people there!
We are then topping off all of these events with our massive OC Math & Science Festival, the first of its kind, that we are sponsoring again with the ZEFR group. This free event is for all K-12 students and their families who love and want to further grow a passion for STEM subjects. Parents will be able to talk with professionals from various organizations while students can anticipate a day full of great events and activities such as hands-on tech sessions making their own robots, fun mini math contests and more! We are also looking forward to having a few guest speakers present on the importance of STEM in education today. You can go to the ZEFR website to learn more about the festival and reserve a space for you and your family!
Tune in for more updates and events by checking out our Areteem and Math Zoom websites. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram!