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Duke TIP is currently seeking graduate students in computer science, math, and related programs to work as instructors during two summer sessions. TIP offers residential summer programs to gifted students from 7th to 12th  grade and is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to obtain some additional teaching experience.  Full details are below:

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is seeking instructors and teaching assistants for courses being offered to highly gifted middle and high school students. The instructor is responsible for designing a course or using a Duke TIP syllabus to teach a course to academically gifted students. The instructor position requires at least a year of graduate coursework, professional experience, and/or teaching experience with specific emphasis in the subject area, while the teaching assistant position requires completion of at least two years of college.

Term 1 Staff  Dates Term 2 Staff Dates
June 7-July 3 July 7-July 31

At this time we are specifically recruiting Instructors for these courses:

From Code to Construction: the Many Layers of 3-D Printing

Quick! Name another technology that can regenerate disappearing coral reefs, allow injured people to walk again, produce an automobile in under 44 hours, or replicate one-of-a-kind ancient fossils for study. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, can do all this and more-which is why 3-D printing is revolutionizing the aerospace, automotive, defense, and medical fields. Explore the many applications of this rapidly developing technology, from home arts projects to complex jet turbines to synthetic ears and more. Investigate the economic impact of these developments; weigh the benefits, drawbacks, and ethics of being able to replicate virtually anything. Discover the surprising capabilities of this new field by learning to program and create your own 3-D printing projects. Offered terms 1 and 2 at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.

The Science of Feeding 7 Billion People

We live in an age when science provides innovative and sometimes controversial technologies and practices to feed the world’s exponentially growing human population. Learn how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have changed farming practices, nutrition, and society. Discover how the scientific method, evolution, ecological principles, engineering, computer science, and practical chemistry all intersect in the area of food security. Explore universal and local solutions to this global issue through hands-on experience in the design and analysis of experiments in entomology, soil fertility, plant sciences, weed science, plant pathology, animal production, biochemistry, and genetics. Note: Students who have taken TIP’s Scientific Advances that Feed the World should not enroll in this course due to overlap in content. Offered at University of Georgia term 2.

Team Programming for Video Games

Create competitive and collaborative multiplayer games in small teams. Learn about structured and object-oriented program design, event-driven programming, testing, simulations, debugging, documentation, and techniques for using a concurrent editor (where multiple people edit the same program at the same time). No prior programming experience is required. Must work well in a group learning environment. Offered at University of Georgia term 2.

Applications, Algorithms, Computers: Modern Programming

How does Google instantly find the relevant websites when you type a word into the search bar? How does a city know the most efficient route that their trash collectors should take? Explore the ways that computer scientists develop algorithms, processes, and programs that allow complicated problems to be addressed in meaningful ways. Go beyond simply understanding how to create computer programs and understand the mathematics that drive the adaptation of these programs to many fields of study, including medical sciences, aerospace, business and physical sciences. Some computer programming experience would be beneficial. Offered at Georgia Tech term 2.

Cryptography, Codebreaking, and the Mathematics of Spying

Throughout history, human societies have devoted significant resources to the protection of domestic secrets and the detection of foreign intelligence. Explore the techniques of cryptography and code breaking; delve into the complex mathematical theories behind modern cryptography; and learn to translate these theories into working computer code. Brainstorm solutions to problems involving cipher development and Internet security by producing an independent project on a topic of your choice. Offered at Rice University term 2.

Crunching the Numbers: Global Finance

In an age when global financial transactions involve millions, billions, and even trillions of dollars, the question arises: Where does all of the money go? Examine finance principles such as the time value of money and the risk-return relationship. Analyze financial instruments both from investors’ and companies’ perspectives. Assess the financial rewards and challenges faced by firms and individuals in a global economy. Consider the role of technology in global finance. Examine the various methods used for financial forecasting. Use “money math” to perform quantitative stock evaluations, data measurement, product costing, and corporate budgeting.  Offered at Duke West term 2.

All of our teaching positions include salary and room and board in the way of compensation, and are a wonderful opportunity to develop your teaching repertoire while working with dedicated students and talented professionals from across many disciplines. Teaching experience is not required, as we provide pedagogical training and support throughout your term of employment.

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