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.