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Dear Complex and Modeling Program Participant:
Dear Complex and Modeling Program Participant:



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Dear Complex and Modeling Program Participant:

I look forward to meeting you this summer and am pleased you chose to participate in the Complexity and Modeling Program in Groton, Massachusetts from July 9 through July 23, 2011.

Please go onto the Complexity and Modeling Program Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Complexity-and-Modeling-Program/159531977434068?sk=wall&filter=2 and introduce yourself to your fellow participants.

PAYMENT:

Tuition for this program is $2,500 and is inclusive of participation, course materials, accommodations and meals. If you received a scholarship from the Santa Fe Institute you still need to register online. Please visit: https://community.santafe.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=360 no later than June 10, 2011 to pay. Note: if you are receiving financial aid from the Santa Fe Institute or would like to pay via check, please select the “Bill me later” option on the last page of the payment form and we will invoice you the appropriate amount. Please see below for detailed payment instructions:

Paying Via Check:

1. Go onto https://community.santafe.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=360 2. Choose the amount you owe in tuition 3. Fill out registration information 4. Once on the payment page, select the option "Bill me later" 5. Click finish 6. Please make checks payable to: Santa Fe Institute 7. Mail checks to: Mari Hillis, Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Paying Via Credit Card:

      • Note: Please notify me via email if you are paying via credit card and let me know what the name on the credit card is so that I know the payment is for your tuition.

1. Go onto https://community.santafe.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=360 2. Choose the amount you owe in tuition 3. Choose New Individual in the Participant box 4. Fill out registration information with student’s information 5. Once on the payment page and fill in your credit card information with billing information 6. Click finish

While the program fees are inclusive of all meals and lodging, participants should bring a small amount of spending money to cover the costs of a trip to the movies, purchase snacks during trips to town and other small items. An amount of $50 would be sufficient for this. Note: please do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables.

IF YOU RECEIVED A FULL SCHOLARSHIP:

REGISTRATION:

If you received a scholarship from the Santa Fe Institute you still need to register online. Please visit: https://community.santafe.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=360 no later than June 10, 2011 to register. Please see below for detailed registration instructions:

Registration:

1. Go onto https://community.santafe.edu/sslpage.aspx?pid=360 2. Choose CAMP Full Scholarship 3. Fill out registration information 4. On Billing Information fill in contact information-There will be no charge 5. Click finish

While the program fees are inclusive of all meals and lodging, participants should bring a small amount of spending money to cover the costs of a trip to the movies, purchase snacks during trips to town and other small items. An amount of $50 would be sufficient for this. Note: please do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables.


This email will give you some basic information so that you can begin to plan your travel.

LODGING AND MEALS:

You will be provided with housing and meals for the duration of the program. You will be housed in a dormitory at Groton School, 282 Farmers Row, P.O. Box 991, Groton, Massachusetts 01450. Telephone: (978) 448-7510. Visit the Groton School Website to view the campus.

Please plan to arrive no later than 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 9 and to depart on Saturday, July 23rd. Please note that housing is not available before or after these dates.

SCHEDULE:

A final schedule will be available in late May, however in general most days will begin with breakfast at 8:00am, followed by a field activity, collecting data to be used in the modeling program. Participants will then move into the classroom where they will explore different approaches to the study of complexity, bringing agent-based modeling and other techniques into play. A long lunch will then be followed by another two to three hours of ecological study and computer modeling. Weather permitting, there will then be some time for swimming in the pool, playing Frisbee on the fields or quietly reading in the shade. We will gather for dinner at about 6:00pm, and the evenings will be spent quietly working on projects in the dormitory or classroom, watching TV, reading, or talking about mathematics, college and life with our Resident Advisors and staff.

The routine will be broken by short excursions to nearby conservation areas, the occasional morning to sleep in and a trip to the movies to escape the calm of the campus.

TRAVEL TO GROTON, MASSACHUSETTS:

The closest major airport to Groton School is Logan International Airport in Boston Massachusetts. Please arrange to arrive between noon and 4:00 pm. Later arrivals can be accommodated; however there will be an extra charge for transportation to Groton. A shuttle will be arranged to pick up students from the airport and drop them off at Groton School. We will have program staff at the airport to collect participants and oversee the transportation to campus.


RETURN TRAVEL

A shuttle will depart from Groton at 8:30 am on Saturday, July 23rd, arriving at Logan by 10:00 am. Flights should not be scheduled for departure prior to 12 noon on Saturday. Earlier transport can be arranged if necessary, however participants will be responsible for the payment for the earlier transportation.

SUGGESTED LIST OF THINGS TO BRING: (Optional)

1. Laptop (if you have one) power cord and/or adapter 2. Clothing that can be layered including a rain coat 3. Socks 4. Pajamas 5. Hiking Shoes or Sneakers 6. Sandals 7. Hat 8. Swimming Suit 9. Swimming Goggles 10. Sunscreen 11. Insect Repellent 12. Sunglasses 13. Water Bottle 14. Notebook 15. Pencils or Pens 16. Small Electric Fan 17. Toiletries 18. Clock 19. Towels 20. Any Prescription medications that you may need during the program 21. Camera

LIST OF THINGS NOT TO BRING: (Not-Optional) 1. Illegal Drugs 2. Alcohol 3. Firearms 4. Weapons of any sort 5. Matches and Lighters 6. Tobacco Products 7. Valuables or large amount of cash 8. Fireworks 9. Non-prescription medication 10. Anything else that would be considered inappropriate

VISAS:

Please note that if you are not a U.S. citizen, your participation is dependent upon visa eligibility. Our visa coordinator, Laura Ware, will contact you in the next few weeks to provide you with information about U.S. visa policies and requirements. Compliance with visa requirements, if applicable, is a condition of attending the Complexity and Modeling Program.

ABOUT GROTON: Groton is a small town located in the northwestern Middlesex County of Massachusetts with a population of 10,646. Weather in Groton in July will be warm with a possibility of rain. Be sure to bring clothing that can be layered. For more information about Groton visit http://www.townofgroton.org/


By registering for the program, you agree to meet the following program requirements: 1) attend all lectures; 2) participate fully in exercises and fulfill all related assignments and deadlines; 3) complete all surveys administered by SFI related to the CAMP. Students are expected to follow the rules of the program, established to promote a healthy atmosphere in the dormitory and at all other times. Students are expected to be in their dormitory by 9:00 pm and in their rooms by 10:30 pm, and should not leave the dormitory before 6:30 am. Drinking of the use of illegal drugs, curfew violation, stealing, or hazing or bullying of other participants will result in a participant’s dismissal from the program. Participants dismissed from the program will not be allowed to remain on campus and any costs associated with an early return are the responsibility of the participant’s family. Participants who do not meet these requirements may be asked to leave the program at the discretion of the director.

CONTACTS:

Juniper Lovato Administrative Assistant Education and Outreach Santa Fe Institute juniper@santafe.edu (505) 946-2726

David H. Black, Jr. Ph.D. Ecology and Environmental Science Groton School P.O. Box 991 Groton, Massachusetts 01450 (978) 448-7410