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C-STEM GIRL and GIRL+ Camps

The free 1-week  GIRL  and GIRL+ Camps are held in the summer at UC Davis and nationwide through C-STEM GIRL Camp Affiliates.

Upcoming GIRL and GIRL+ Camps

C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camp

One-week camp for middle school girls from grades 7 to 8 in the coming fall.

The 1-week Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) camp, using the UC Davis C-STEM GIRL Camp curriculum through C-STEM Studio and RoboBlockly, is focused on motivating girls in middle school through peer mentoring by college girls to learn leadership and  science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)  concepts through a fun and exciting robotics-based curriculum. Each camp has 20 middle school girls as camp participants, two high school girls as assistant coaches, two female college students as coaches, and one female teacher/staff as a mentor and coordinator. The girls learn teamwork,  communication, and leadership skills. They meet inspiring women leaders working with science and technology to gain exposure to the variety of opportunities available to them. The girls are introduced to  robotics, principles of engineering, and computer programming in RoboBlockly and Ch/C/C++ with a mock-up  RoboPlay Challenge Competition. The girls also learn film production and the creative process involved in making short videos with robotics in the context of a global problem.  The videos can be submitted to next year’s  RoboPlay Video Competition.  Girls visit university research labs and dine in a campus common to experience campus life. The week ends with student teams presenting their projects and celebration of the GIRL!

 

C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership+ (GIRL+) Camp

One-week camp for high school girls from grades 10 to 12 in the coming fall.

(Due to our limited budget and resources, GIRL+ Camp will be piloted in UC Davis only in summer 2018.)

The 1-week Girls in Robotics Leadership+ (GIRL+) camp, using the UC Davis C-STEM GIRL+ Camp curriculum through C-STEM Studio, is focused on motivating girls in high school through peer mentoring by college girls to learn leadership and  science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)  concepts through a fun and exciting physical computing with Arduino and robotics curriculum. Each camp has 20 high school girls as camp participants, two female college students as coaches, and one female teacher/staff as a mentor and coordinator. The girls learn teamwork,  communication, and leadership skills. They meet inspiring women leaders working with science and technology to gain exposure to the variety of opportunities available to them. The girls are introduced to computer programming and animation in RoboBlockly, physical computing with Arduino and robotics in Ch/C/C++, advanced robotics with sensor fusion, creative engineering design, and RoboPlay Challenge Competition. The girls also learn film production and the creative process involved in making short videos with physical computing and robotics in the context of a global problem.  The videos can be submitted to next year’s  RoboPlay Video Competition.  Girls visit university research labs and dine in a campus common to experience campus life. The week ends with student teams presenting their projects and celebration of the GIRL+!