How a Day in Virtual GSI Might Look

​For students currently in seventh grade who are applying to GSI 2021 and for those selected as the class of 2020, many changes have been made to the format, delivery, dates, and even the theme.  Since many students have spent much of their educational day in front of a screen for nearly a year, we know the importance of providing a lively, meaningful, and interactive experience for you that will enable you to be an active and excited learner.

On Sunday, June 13, both the 2020 and 2021 sessions will meet for an opening ceremony via Teams that will feature a  speaker who has excelled in the STEM field. You will also hear from your administrators and meet the teaching team.  This will probably last no more than 90 minutes. The following class schedule will be followed Monday-Thursday.  On Friday, the last day of the session, research teams will complete their work in the morning. After lunch, there will be a full-group virtual presentation of the research findings so that all students can see the final report from every group. 

The time frame for the GSI 8 sessions will be similar, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending around 4 p.m. The day will be broken up between classes, work activities, research teams, and free time so that students will not be in front of the computer all day long.

Daily Schedule  Monday-Thursday

​10:00-11:00 ​Class 1
​11:00-11:15 ​Break
​11:15-12:15 ​Class 2
​12:15-12:45 Lunch
​12:45-1:45 ​Social Activities
​1:45-2:00 Break
​2:00-4:00 ​Research Teams
This year, there are two math, two science, and two computer science teachers. After selections are made, the staff will start sending surveys to find where your greatest interest and needs lie and will place you in classes accordingly.  All equipment and materials needed for your participation will be mailed to your home or to a central location in your county.