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We're so excited to meet everyone this summer! This blog will be where each student writes a post at some point this summer, and parents/friends of SSP can read about what's going on.

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The very end

By Laura The last day, and some final thoughts.

QOD #36

  Tell us what the “mystery” check-off is on your progress chart. Feel free to work with others on this one!

Smiley Surprising Superlative Sunday-Philippe Yao

Sunday started with numerous boxes of pizza with unprecedented size. People started to find excuses for themselves to enjoy the carbohydrates at midnight. Everyone soon started a journey into dreams. Not much happened in the morning. Afternoon surveys and letters were…good. The most interesting things always happen when it is late🥕TAs began the Talent Show... Continue Reading →

It ain’t over ’til it’s over…D-1

7/31 Today began with an exciting geology hike led by Mr. Reed @NCAR! Walking through million...billion-years of history, we sure felt the TILT toppling over us xddddd Of course, let's not forget Demeter who reigned upon us briefly ... Anyhow, shortly after our time travel experience, the hideous beast revealed itself yet again. It was... Continue Reading →

Overdose Saturday

By Aman Heyer Hey everyone! I'm here to tell you about how to recover from drug abuse, specifically how to get past an OD... Most teens struggle with other addictions, but here at SSP, many fall into the trap of LSD...(Late night Sleep Deprivation). No one could have expected how desperate everyone seemed to be with... Continue Reading →

SSP's rising kpop stars perform at the annual talent show #ssp2017cub

Final Friday

By Austin Sun This is our final Friday! It's crazy to think that we only have a couple days of SSP left, so tonight was bittersweet - we completed the Orbital Determination code, but that also means we've finished SSP's entire project. The day began with a lecture by Dr. Fu about his career path,... Continue Reading →

Team All-Stars celebrates their successful completion of the orbital determination code!! #ssp2017cub

Happy Thursday!

By Jeffrey Tao The day began with a fascinating lecture from Dr. Fu about spacecraft propulsion. Among the topics discussed were nuclear pulse propulsion, the Bussard Ramjet, and space elevators. Most astonishing to me was the concept of antimatter propulsion. Although an antimatter-based fuel would theoretically allow for exhaust speed of over a third of... Continue Reading →

Lost in Nederland

By Jordan Stone We are almost there! There is only one week left.  It's crazy how quickly these past few weeks have gone by. And although it is kind of sad to think about the end, it is exciting to think that we are so close to successfully completing the program (and the OD). Furthermore,... Continue Reading →

QOD #32

Due at TA office at 11:59 pm MDT on July 27, 2017   A rope rests on two platforms which are both inclined at an angle θ (which you are free to pick), as shown. The rope has uniform mass density, and its coefficient of friction with the platforms is 1. The system has left-right... Continue Reading →

Sleep, Cinnamon Rolls, and EDM

Hi. This is Do Hyun from North Hollywood High School .  This is pretty much a typical day of SSP. With the onset of sleep deprivation from the newly assigned (and corrected) OD project, most students are shooketh. The classroom and computer lab have become our new homes and the chairs are our beds. I'm... Continue Reading →

QOD #31

Due at TA office at 12:00 pm MDT (NOON) on July 27, 2017   For some odd reason, you decide to throw baseballs at a car of mass M, which is free to move frictionlessly on the ground. You throw the balls at the back of the car at speed u, and at a mass... Continue Reading →

Dr Fallscheer’s Cloudy Night Comments

cloudy_sky_report_comments Mention the specific CCD model number in the title. Don’t mention introductory material or methods in the abstract; do include your results. If you think your abstract is too long, it probably is. Graphs are described as y-axis vs x-axis. There was a design flaw in experiment: many groups only lowered the temperature to... Continue Reading →

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