Simultaneous with the Santa Cruz Linear Collider Retreat, two separate groups (totalling 200 or more) of science oriented students will be in residence on the Santa Cruz campus for intensive summer courses.

The COSMOS http://epc.ucsc.edu/cosmos/ (California State Summer School in Mathematics and Science) program will bring approximately 150 students between the ages of 13-15 to the Santa Cruz campus for four weeks of science and math immersion beginning June 23. By the way, we will share dining space with these students for breakfast and lunch.

The UC Santa Cruz campus is one of the five national sites for the annaul summer programs of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) http://www.jhu.edu/gifted/, which cater to the top 2\% of the nation's high school students. The first session of this summer's program extends from June 23 - July 12, overlapping the Linear Collider Retreat. Roughly half of the 200 students registered for this session's programs are scientifically inclined, with roughly half again of those specifically interested in physical science and mathematics.

The Organizing Committee of the Linear Collider Retreat have met with the leaders of these two programs, and together we have arranged two functions designed to introduce these students to the Particle Physics in general, the Linear Collider in particular, and the physicists (that's us!) who make up this field.

On Wednesday night (the retreat's arrival night), there will be two 45 minute presentations: one on Particle Physics in general followed by one specifically on the Linear Collider. This will be attended by all of the COSMOS students and the science-oriented CTY students: approximately 250 students altogether. Retreat participants are encouraged to attend the presentations and to mingle with the students afterward.

On Friday, between breakfast and the morning coffee break, physicists will meet in small groups with the COSMOS students who are specifically interested in physical science and mathematics. Between lunch and afternoon coffee, there will be meetings with the corresponding group of CTY students.


To keep these latter meetings intimate, we would like the groups to consist of 8-10 students, a staff member, and two physicists. Since each of the two groups will consist of 50-75 students, will will need 10-20 physicists for EACH of these sessions. PLEASE CONSIDER volunteering to take part in this outreach opportunity (subject to your availability once the parallel session agendas come together) by checking the appropriate box on the registration form.

Finally, as mentioned, we will be eating breakfast and lunch with the COSMOS students. The less introverted of us may want to take this opportunity to circulate amongst them!