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C-STEM GIRL Camps

C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camps

The C-STEM GIRL Camps, held on college campuses, are focused on motivating girls in middle school to learn computing and STEM  concepts through a fun and exciting robotics-based curriculum. We hope this leadership camp will enable them to serve as leaders and inspire other young girls to gain interest in science and technology through creating robotics clubs on their school campus and participating in the RoboPlay Competition on the C-STEM Day.  The camp participants are eligible for the Girl’s Leadership Award


ABC’s coverage of the camp

Curriculum

The curriculum is based on the Modular Robotics curriculum developed by the UC Davis C-STEM Center.

It focuses on

  • the basics of robotics,
  • the principles of engineering,
  • C/C++ programming,
  • and film production.

At the end of the camp, the students create a multi-media presentation of their creation, similar to the RoboPlay Video Competition, and present it to parents and peers.

Photo: Girls Leadership Camp Group Photo.Photo: Girls Leadership Camp Group Photo.

A camper working on her group’s robot video project

In addition, students learn important life skills including:

  • teamwork
  • presentation skills
  • leadership skills
  • building confidence
  • breaking gender stereotypes