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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ever exclusive girl’s technology camp. Abi Martin, the Special Program‘s Manager, has a passion for promoting STEM education for girls. The camp ran 5 days from 12:30 pm until 5:00 pm for 24 girls during the week of July 28 through August 1, 2014.

 

The girls participated in an array of technologies ranging from nano technology, art and digital photography, computer dissection, computer programming, basic coding, digital animation, videography, exploration of both PC and iPad technologies and exploration of Science On a Sphere, a six foot globe that is illuminated by four projectors to display over 400 scientific images. 

 

Maryam Kahn, the teacher, reported that it was very fulfilling to see girls from different backgrounds and cultures integrate into a cohesive group as they bonded through designing projects throughout the week. 

 

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Science Central's Ms. Tech Camp

With support from a Girls RISEnet Minigrant, Science Central, a hands-on science center in northeast Indiana, partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Urban League, as well as the general public, to host our first ...Read More

Privacy Policy | The Girls RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) National Museum Network is funded by Grant No. HRD-0937245 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Human Resource Development, Research on Gender in Science and Engineering Extension Services (GSE/EXT) Program. Project collaborators include the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and SECME, Inc. The project seeks to increase the capacity of science centers and museums to interest girls from underrepresented populations in the engineering sciences