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An Online Community for Students Who Love STEM

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Science  28 Oct 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6055, pp. 467-468
DOI: 10.1126/science.1196983

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Before 2006, advanced precollege students from around the world were in need of a place where they could engage in scientific and mathematical conversations and showcase their achievements. They found that place at Cogito, www.cogito.org, the online community and Web site launched in 2006 by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) for high-achieving middle and high school students who love science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through Cogito, students have direct contact with their peers and with practicing scientists and mathematicians to enrich their learning beyond classroom walls.