STEM Camp for Girls

OUR 2021 CAMP IS NOW FULL. PLEASE JOIN US IN SUMMER 2022.

Dates: July 26th - 30th 2021, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fee: $75* (financial scholarships available)
Location: The University of Montana

Come gain valuable skills necessary for success in STEM fields. Our supportive environment will help you improve your ability to draw, visualize, predict, and problem solve.

Campers will develop spatial skills through a variety of activities including a special curriculum designed by the current 2021 President of the American Society of Engineering Education, Dr. Sheryl Sorby. Dr. Sorby first developed the materials and course in response to female students in her classes who believed to not “have what it takes” to be an engineer. Results after the course showed gains in grades, retention rates, spatial skills, and a reduction in gender gap. The curriculum will be supplemented with topological puzzles and strategy games that relate to spatial awareness skills and further develop problem solving skills.

For more information, please reach out to Bonnie Spence at bonnie.spence@umontana.edu

In part funded by the STEM component of the 21st Century Teaching & Learning Initiative, in collaboration

with Drs. Georgia Cobbs & Martin Horejsi.

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Additional Readings About the Development of Spatial Skills in women