STEM Camp for Middle School Girls

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STEM Camp for Middle School Girls

According to Stem4Girls.org, “women are vastly underrepresented in [the] Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, and this can only be changed by changing the attitudes young girls have towards STEM.”

 

STEM Camp for Girls

 

Our district middle and high school robotics and STEM teachers are doing just that. A group of 30 female students from Marshall, Jefferson and Reeves middle schools recently attended the First Annual OSD Middle School Girls Mini STEM Camp.  

The camp was facilitated by district middle and high school robotics/STEM teachers and students, including members of Olympia Robotics Federation (ORF) Team 4450. The girls attended after school sessions on May 1, 3, 8 and May 10.

 Participants were introduced to building and programming robots like the ones built for FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) competitions. On the last day of the camp, they visited the Capital High School manufacturing classroom and worked on a metal project. With instruction from staff, Capital High students and ORF team members, the girls created metal boxes using a variety of shop tools including a lesson in spot welding.

(OSD Communications)