Boise State University: E-Girls

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Other
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th
    • Gender: Girls Only
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Computer Science, Engineering
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16
    • Minimum Cost: Free
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    Overview

    e-Girls, hosted by the College of Engineering at Boise State, a two-day adventure camp for high school girls in 9th and 10th grade exploring careers in engineering and computer science. e-Girls has been hosted annually at Boise State since 2005, and hosted 409 girls so far! Tracking the girls after graduation – 50% of the participants pursue a STEM career in college.

    e-Girls is a free overnight program for girls currently in 9th and 10th grade. Enrollment is limited to 50 girls. Workshops led by Society of Women Engineers professionals and college students may include: Biomechanics of Footwear, Packaging and the Environment, Virtual Worlds with Alice, Solving Forensic Mysteries, Physics of Rock Climbing/Rope Walking, A World of Career Choices, and more!

    e-Girls learn that women in engineering and technical careers:
    Think Creatively
    Enjoy Working with Other People
    Help the World
    Earn a Great Living

    Workshops led by professionals and college students may include:
    Fun with Computer Programming
    Innovative Technology
    Solve a Transportation Problem
    Nuclear Forensics & Radiochemistry
    Engineering Design Challenge
    Explore Materials Science
    Physics of Rock Climbing and Rope Walking
    A World of Career Choices!

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