Women in Science

Grade Level:  Girls Entering 5-7
Cost: $395 (includes lunch)
July 13-17, 2015

See Where a Career in Science Can Take a Young Woman

Are you interested in learning more about a career path in science & medicine, technology, engineering, or math (STEM)?  Join this survey program to experience hands-on workshops in various STEM disciplines, presented by female role models including WPI faculty, graduate students, and industry professionals.  Let us show you how STEM careers are collaborative, creative, and help address a variety of social issues.  Science and Engineering needs girls because the world needs ideas and points of view from both men and women to tackle the problems of the world! 

30 girls will rotate through 4 hands-on workshops a day in smaller groups of 15.  Come prepared to get your hands dirty, and dressed appropriately for working on our labs (hair pulled back, close-toed shoes, bring a pair of long pants)!

Early Introduction to STEM Concepts

Girls are attracted to the creative and problem-solving aspects of STEM, but the interest dwindles over time if not supported!   

The mission of Women in Science is to encourage girls to pursue study and a career in the STEM fields by providing them with exposure to many different fields of science and engineering along with a wealth of female scientist/engineer role models.  The programs aims to:

•Encourage questions, experimentation, problem solving, and creativity
•Encourage hands-on learning and informal science activities
•Help girls develop self-efficacy, initiative, and a strong work ethic
•Avoid gender stereotypes and encourage career exploration
•Expose girls to female role models/mentors in STEM
•Demonstrate that STEM careers are collaborative and benefit the world we live it!