STEM Summer Institute – For Students

DSC02555_compressed.jpgAre you a current 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade girl attending a school in middle 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 Gifft Hill School has "hired" the participants of each of the two institutes.  Participants of the rising 9th and 10th grade institute and the 11th and 12th grade institute will be working with the students and faculty of the Gifft Hill School to develop a system for maximizing rain collection and irrigating the school garden.

Participants of the rising 7th and 8th grade institutes will have a completely separate one week option.  In week two, the girls will be working on improving the playground at the Gifft Hill School's Lower School campus.   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 11-22, 2018.  The separate one-week STEM Summer Institute for rising 7th and 8th grade girls will be held June 18-22, 2018.


Applications are due March 6, 2018.  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 $700 for the 9th-12th grade institute and $350 for each 7th-8th grade institute, scholarship money is available and you are encouraged to apply.  Transportation assistance will be provided for those in need who live in Davidson County.