MIT & Google for High School Students

Here’s a quick fyi on two ini­tia­tives announced for high school stu­dents this past week:

For six years, MIT’s Open­Course­Ware ini­tia­tive has done a great job bring­ing free edu­ca­tion­al mate­ri­als to adult learn­ers world­wide. (More on the ini­tia­tive here.) Now, it has launched a sec­tion of its web­site devot­ed to high school stu­dents and teach­ers. Here, you’ll find a series of “MIT intro­duc­to­ry cours­es” with­in 11 major areas of study (e.g. Engi­neer­ing, For­eign Lan­guages, Math, etc.). Plus, you can access infor­ma­tion that sup­ple­ments AP Biol­o­gy, Physics and Cal­cu­lus cours­es. This is a trove of mate­r­i­al that the ambi­tious stu­dent will cer­tain­ly want to explore.

Next, Google announced its first open source con­test for pre-uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents. Called the “Google High­ly Open Par­tic­i­pa­tion Con­test” (a bit of a mouth­ful), it’s intend­ed to “help intro­duce sec­ondary school and high school stu­dents to open source soft­ware devel­op­ment and to encour­age young peo­ple through oppor­tu­ni­ties in the fields of sci­ence, tech­nol­o­gy, engi­neer­ing, and math.” For more infor­ma­tion you can click here and here.

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