AWSEM Camp: Science & Engineering for Girls (grades 6-8) July 16 - 20, 9 AM - 4 PM, Five meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Reed College
- Explore a future career in science or engineering. Meet girls your age interested in science, engineering and math. Visit female mentors with successful careers in these fields. Conduct experiments, engineer wearable electronics, construct a Rube Goldberg device, tour a nuclear reactor and more in this action packed day camp.
Geek Chic: Computer Camp for Girls
(grades 4-5), July 30 - Aug. 3, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Five meetings, Mon. - Fri. at St. Mary's Academy
(grades 6-8), July 23 - 27, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at St. Mary's Academy
- Would you like to animate and produce a movie? Construct a robotic pet and direct it to do tricks? Design a video game featuring you and your friends as characters? Join us at Geek Chic where being a computer geek is chic and coding is cool. You will move between three classes, taught by female computer scientists, as you learn computer skills while focusing on creative projects. Create an animated film using Alice software, which includes worlds and characters you can manipulate using programming basics such as loops, lists and objects. Design and code your own video game using Game Maker. You will learn how to control characters, objects and outcomes in your game, add more features and increase the difficulty level. Construct a robotic animal using the LEGO Mindstorm system and program it to act like a real pet. Make full use of light sensors, rotation sensors and touch sensors to make the interaction with the pets as realistic as possible. Out of class activities, both tech and non-tech, will allow you to interact with other campers in games and creative projects.