Stem Camp for Girls
Registration has now closed for this event.
NIACC is excited to partner with Verizon Innovative Learning and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship to give 50 of the bright young girls in our community the summer opportunity of a lifetime.
Date: July 10 – July 28, 2017 (M-F, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Location: North Iowa Area Community College
Cost: FREE and participants will receive a FREE iPad
In addition to the three-week camp, the program also includes a session once a month, through June of 2018, for engagement and learning opportunities with the camp cohort, virtual field trips, on-site college experiences and field trips to local businesses, as well as interaction with an adult female mentor in a STEM field.
A daily mileage stipend, based on attendance, will be provided to each household with a participant in the camp.
A staggering 86 percent of engineers and 74 percent of computer professionals are men, and the percentage of women in STEM careers has not improved since 2001.
In North Iowa, there is a shortage of qualified workers, especially in advanced manufacturing and energy fields, due to several factors, including
- School districts lacking access to extracurricular STEM activities
- Lack of students being prepared for high-level STEM course work
We need more young girls involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), for their benefit and because the world needs them – their brains, their creativity and their experiences – to create amazing solutions that will make our world a better place. That’s why NIACC is partnering with Verizon to offer this exciting, hands-on summer program for middle school girls, where they’ll learn:
- Design thinking
- Social entrepreneurship
- Augmented reality
- And more!
|Week 1 Mon-Friday
Week 2 Mon-Friday
Week 3 Mon-Thurs
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3|
|9:30-10:30||Coding/Augmented Reality||Mentoring/UN Goals||3D Printing|
|10:40-11:10||Virtual Field Trip||Virtual Field Trip||Virtual Field Trip|
|11:20-12:20||3D Printing||Coding/Augmented Reality||Social Entrepreneur|
|1:10-2:10||Social Entrepreneur||3D Printing||Mentoring/UN Goals|
|2:30-3:30pm||Mentoring/UN Goals||Social Entrepreneur||Coding/Augmented Reality|
|Week 3 Friday Only||Group 1||Group 2||Group 3|
|10:10-12:00||3D Design Expo||3D Design Expo||3D Design Expo|
|1:10-2:30||Capstone Presentations||Capstone Presentations||Capstone Presentations|
|2:50-3:50pm||Badging Awards||Badging Awards||Badging Awards|
For questions or more information, please contact:
Girls STEM Camp Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | (641) 422-4319.