ETAPA SigmaCamp 2024

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ETAPA SigmaCamp 2024

January 14th to 20th, 2024

"Prepare yourself for a unique opportunity in the world of science. Expand your curiosity and knowledge alongside the best and most qualified professionals!"

What is ETAPA SigmaCamp 2024?

"SigmaCamp is an immersive scientific program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) created in the United States by scientists for young minds aged 14 to 16. SigmaCamp has inspired hundreds of students in Science and Mathematics since 2012." Learn more about SigmaCamp program.

We are thrilled to announce that, for the first time, SigmaCamp is going to take place in Brazil! From January 14th to January 20th, 2024, in collaboration with ETAPA, the program for 60 students aged 14 to 16 years old will take place at the ETAPA Education Center in Valinhos.

During the course of the week, students will have the opportunity to engage in intellectually challenging activities with their like-minded peers, exploring complex scientific inquiries and phenomena. Students will attend lectures and participate in courses run by university professors, postdocs, and graduate students from renowned academic institutions in Brazil and the United States, including Stanford University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stony Brook University, the University of Southern California (USC), the University of São Paulo (USP), Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Ilum/CNPEM and other notable professionals in the field of STEM.

What is the purpose of the event?

SigmaCamp focuses on igniting a spark of curiosity among students. This camp will welcome the opportunity to get firsthand insight into scientific research and observe the interdependence between Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science. Undoubtedly, SigmaCamp will be an unforgettable experience that will change the way campers perceive and interact with the world!

When and where will the event take place?

Date From January 14th to January 20th, 2024
Location Colégio Etapa Valinhos
Accommodation Plaza Hotel Valinhos (breakfast included)
Meals Lunch and dinner will be provided at Colégio Etapa Valinhos
Registration deadline November 7th, 2023
Registration fee payment deadline December 20th, 2023

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FAQ Etapa SigmaCamp Brazil 2024

Our academic curriculum is the backbone of ETAPA SigmaCamp. Covering a range of disciplines like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science, the program consists of morning lectures, afternoon semi-labs, and evening workshops. Students also have the opportunity to participate as junior instructors or lead experiments. Read more about academics at ETAPA SigmaCamp Brazil here (redirect to a webpage with more details about the academic program).

Beyond academics, ETAPA SigmaCamp offers a variety of recreational activities including soccer, volleyball, table tennis, and chess. We also offer creative activities like painting and music sessions. Evening clubs offer an array of options from science trivia to poetry readings.

Our faculty comprise experts in Mathematics and the Sciences, primarily affiliated with top-tier Brazilian and American research institutions and universities. Counselors include enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students pursuing scientific and educational careers.
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Campers may come from various regions across Brazil. Upon arrival, each camper joins a team led by two or three counselors. Teams engage in collaborative learning and compete in the SigmaTournament, fostering an environment of camaraderie and intellectual growth.

Students will stay in Valinhos Plaza Hotel, a modern, 10-year-old building, designed for comfortable living and learning. Valinhos Plaza Hotel boasts a selection of rooms — four of which are specially adapted for individuals with special needs — and five bungalows. The hotel offers an excellent infrastructure for both accommodation and events, conveniently situated a few meters from the Colégio Etapa facility.

Learning activities such as lectures and minicourses (semi-labs) will be conducted in various designated areas throughout the ETAPA Center. The spacious campus allows for outdoor experiments and recreational activities, featuring sports courts, nature trails, and communal spaces for social interaction.

Our on-site kitchen provides a variety of meal options tailored to individual preferences, including vegetarian and gluten-free choices. Our staff is prepared to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies.

The cost of the program is BRL 8,900 for a 7-day, 6-night stay. We offer discounts for siblings and have a range of need-based financial aid options available upon request. Additionally, we are committed to supporting applications of exceptional merit that might require financial assistance.
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Applications are now open for ETAPA SigmaCamp Brazil 2024. The application deadline is November 7, 2023. The results of the selection process will be announced on November 15, 2023. Once approved, participants must complete payment of the registration fee by December 20, 2023. here.

Etapa SigmaCamp Brazil 2024 will be held from January 14th to 20th, 2024, at Colégio Etapa Valinhos, with accommodation at Plaza Hotel Valinhos.

During the event, students will have the opportunity to interact with renowned researchers from the best institutes and universities in Brazil and the United States, such as Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Lab, Stanford, Harvard, MIT, USP, IMPA, as well as professionals of great prominence in the field of Technology.

There are 60 spots available for students aged 14 to 16. The program is open to Brazilian students interested in Science, with high academic performance and a good command of the English language.

To register for Etapa SigmaCamp Brasil, you must fill out the application form, take the application test, send your resume, an essay stating your personal motivations, and recommendation letters, as well as complete the English proficiency test.

The test questions must be answered by November 7th. After completion, your performance will be calculated and disclosed by November 15th. Depending on your performance, a discount will be granted on the registration fee, which must be paid by December 20th, 2023.

This document should be one page long and highlight your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and other relevant experiences you might have. This allows the selection team to better understand your background and evaluate how your experiences align with the main goals of SigmaCamp Brazil.

It is an essay that tells us who you are and why you want to participate in SigmaCamp, what your academic goals are, and how the program experience will contribute to your personal development.

This document should be created by your teacher, attesting to your academic and personal qualities, as well as your potential to participate in SigmaCamp Brazil. In the document, it is important that your skills and accomplishments are highlighted.

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