STEM Summer Institute – For Students
Are you a current 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade girl attending a school in Davidson County (Nashville), TN? Are you interested in helping others – perhaps even in a global context? Do you like to solve problems? Are you excited to use your hands to create something? Then perhaps the STEM Summer Institute is for you. This summer the Lwala Community Alliance has "hired" the participants of each of the two institutes. Participants of the rising 9th and 10th grade institute will be working with potential fish farmers of Lwala to develop an effective fish pond. Participants of the rising 11th and 12th grade institute will be working with the women of Lwala to design an oven for mass producing corn muffins to sell. Imagine you helping people around the world!
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 you do not have to excel in your 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.