The free 1-week C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camps are held during the summer at UC Davis and through our C-STEM GIRL Camp Affiliates nationwide.
C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camp
One-week camp for middle school girls from grades 7 to 8.
The 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 leadership and communication skills and 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 C-STEM 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 the C-STEM 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!