STEM Summer Institute – For Parents
Is your daughter interested in helping others – perhaps even in a global context? Does she like to solve problems? Is she excited to use her hands to create something? Then perhaps the STEM Summer Institute is for her. This summer the Lwala Community Alliance has "hired" the participants to improve the Kenyan people through designing technologies to allow people to create fish farms and to sell baked goods. Participants will use the engineering design process to manage the redesign along with appropriate scientific inquiry, statistical analyses, computer-aided design (CAD) drawings, and hands-on prototype building to accomplish these tasks. We'll also do things to make this feel a bit more like a traditional camp - and not just academics – and include topics like college planning and building up the girls’ social capital.
The Center for STEM Education for Girls is hosting the STEM Summer Institute for rising 9th and 10th grade girls and the STEM Summer Institute for rising 11th and 12th grade girls June 10-21, 2013. All participants must attend a school - public, private or parochial - in Davidson County, Tennessee.
Application packets for Rising 9th and 10th Graders and Rising 11th and 12th Graders are due March 7, 2013. Please note that your daughter does not have to excel in her science or mathematics classes. We are truly looking for girls who want to participate and problem solve, using a method we will teach called the engineering design process.
Though the registration fee is $300, scholarship money is available and you are encouraged to apply. Transportation assistance will be provided for those in need.