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C-STEM GIRL Camps

The free C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camps are held at UC Davis and through our C-STEM GIRL Camp Affiliates.

Incoming GIRL Camps

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 to learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts through a fun and exciting robotics-based curriculum. Each camp has 20 middle school students as camp participants, two high school girls as assistant coaches, two college girls as coaches, and one C-STEM female teacher 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 with a user friendly C/C++ interpreter Ch 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!