What activities/things can I do regarding math and science?

<p>Hello there. I love math and science, and I want to pursue them in my career(s). What kinds of math and science things could I start doing now? This isn't only for increasing my chances of getting into college(s) (i.e., MIT, Caltech, etc.), but also for having something fun and interesting to do in college and later on in life (although if it's a competition or something, that could be a different case). </p>

<p>This summer, I'm taking electrical engineering for three weeks, so perhaps that will inspire me to make robots or something. I've also been taking science classes at a museum after school for several weeks and I'll be doing that for a week this summer as well (I'm probably going to do more next year, too). I'm currently teaching myself precalc. Next year, I will be starting a robotics team. I took part in the science olympiad this year and a math competition (AMC, if I remember correctly), but I didn't win anything. I would like to do a science or math project in the near future, too.</p>

<p>So, what else can I do? How can I go more in depth in my activities/interests? What other math and science things might I like to get involved in?</p>

<p>-stef1a</p>

<p>Have you considered pursuing a solo project? What type would obviously depend on your specific interest within the subjects of math and science.</p>

<p>if you're going to do robotics, learn programming (C++), mechanical engineering, and some CAD</p>

<p>I know some C++ and Python at the moment. I would like to do a solo project, but I have no idea what area of science/math I would like to base the project on. Maybe I need to keep looking around/reading scientific literature for ideas. It's strange... I feel inclined to do math and science more than anything else, but when I decide I want to do a project, I really can't decide what it should be on. :/</p>

<p>What level of math/science do you know right now?</p>

<p>Project</a> Euler</p>

<p>That site is the ****.</p>

<p>I'm actually doing Project Euler right now. I've solved 20 problems so far. I would be interested in talking to anyone else on this site who does Project Euler, as well. Internet high five!</p>

<p>In math, I know everything up to high school geometry and I'm teaching myself precalc. I know some bits of calculus, too. In science, I know everything up to high school biology, and I know a fair bit of physics. I want to try teaching myself some chem this summer, though.</p>

<p>You can try starting a research project and enter Siemens or Intel ISEF.
There's also USACO - USA Computing Olympiad in addition to the AMC/AIME/USAMO. Everything is done online for the contests in USACO.</p>

<p>@TRUFFLIEPUFF: I'm aware of all of those already. I've already done AMC but I didn't win an award. I'm not good enough at programming to try out for USACO (I've tried some of their practice problems, and I got stuck on the first few :( ). As for the research projects, I'm unsure about what I would research (although I have been compiling a list of possibilities/brainstorming for the past few days).</p>

<p>maybe u should start out doing those small store bought kits for a project. maybe one for building a small robot (one of the inexpensive ones, obviously lol. the kits can get super expensive but i mean the cheaper ones for starting out.) or buy a book about programming and has some small programs you can write and mess around with.</p>

<p>My friends and I conducted a series of workshops regarding astronomy for students in elementary school.</p>

<p>It was fun.</p>