C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camps
|The C-STEM GIRL Camps are focused on motivating girls in middle school through peer mentoring, to learn computing and STEM concepts through a fun and exciting robotics-based curriculum. We hope this leadership camp will enable the attendees to serve as leaders and inspire other young girls to gain interest in science and technology through creating robotics clubs on their respective school campuses and participating in the RoboPlay Competition on the annual C-STEM Day. All GIRL Camps are funded by various sponsors and attendance is free for camp participants. In addition, camp participants are eligible for the Girl’s Leadership Award|
ABC’s coverage of the camp
The curriculum is focused on
- Principles of Engineering
- Programming in C
- Film Production
- Women in IT
At the end of the camp, students create a multimedia presentation of their creation, similar to the RoboPlay Video Competition, and present it to parents and peers.
A camper working on her group’s robot video project
In addition, students learn important life skills including:
- Presentation skills
- Leadership skills
- Building confidence
- Breaking gender stereotypes
Each camp will have 20 middle school girls entering 7th or 8th grade in the coming Fall, who
- have a strong academic record
- exhibit strong leadership skills
- have had exposure to computing or robotics or have a strong interest
- can pick up new material quickly
Camp Assistant Coaches
Each camp will have two high school girls to serve as Assistant Coach. The Assistant Coach positions are not paid.
Each camp has two Coaches. Each Coach will be compensated with $500 for the week. They should:
- be in college
- have experience with robotics and programming
- work well with young girls
- be willing to attend training sessions during the summer
Each camp has a female teacher to serve as a mentor and coordinator. She will be paid at the district standard rate for the week.
Interested in hosting a GIRL Camp in your area?
Please contact us if you would like to host a C-STEM GIRL Camp on your campus, district, or county.
We have a special program for NCWIT AspireIT applicants to host C-STEM GIRL camps. If you are AspireIT applicants, you can borrow robotics equipment from the C-STEM Center for hosting your GIRL camp.
A GIRL Camp success story
Testimonials from previous camp attendees
More information on GIRL Camp
Click on the link below to download a submitted conference paper about the C-STEM GIRL camp:
The GIRL camp is funded by the NSF, NCWIT, UC Davis College of Engineering, and UC Davis University Outreach and International Programs.