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Cogito: Connection Young Thinkers from Around the World

Cogito from Merriam-Webster means “the philosophic principle that one’s existence is demonstrated by the fact that one thinks.” Thus the name given to the Johns Hopkins new Web site for advanced math and science kids at http://www.cogito.org/ which offers a virtual world of online resources and events. Created by JHU’s Center for Talented Youth and several other partners including U of Denver.

Cogito.org offers a world of information and connection in the math, science, technology and engineering areas, with topics ranging from global warming to cold fusions. its full of interviews with experts, profiles of young scientists, science news, Web resources and directories of summer programs, competitions and other academic opportunities. There are webcasts and podcasts too! Most of the site is free but there is a membership (invited) only section for online forums and discussions. The goal of the site is not only to provide a place for young minds to learn and think, but to connect with adults in the math and science fields.

Check it out at http://www.cogito.org/


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