IUPUI Engineering Summer Camps Encourage Girls and Minority Students to Explore STEM Careers
March 20, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS -- The School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has announced that registration is open for summer camps. Applications are being accepted for POWER Camp and WinIT Camp – week-long residential camps for high school females as well as for the Minority Engineering Advancement Program (MEAP).
The Preparing Outstanding Women for Engineering Roles (POWER) Summer Camp, July 16-22, is designed for young women interested in learning more about what engineers do and determining whether it might be a career path for them. The camp gives students the opportunity to explore engineering through hands-on, learn-by-doing experiences. Guided by current engineering students, campers will conduct experiments, innovate, make cool stuff, take things apart and then put them back together again. Campers will have opportunities to meet a diverse group of professional women engineers and young college women inspiring to be engineers.
The Women in Technology (WinIT) Camp, July 23-29, is designed for high school females interested in a technology career. With two of the top five jobs of the future in Indiana focused on IT, it’s a career worth exploring! Campers learn about current technologies, and meet with college students, faculty and female IT professionals.
MEAP is designed for minority students who are talented in mathematics and science and introduces them to exciting educational opportunities in engineering and technology related fields. Workshop 1, June 19-23, is for high school students in grades 9, 10 and 11. Workshop 2, June 26-30, is designed for 7th and 8th grade students. Register students in the grade they currently are in at the time of application; all students will have completed these grades by the summer camp dates. Parents will find more information, as well as eligibility guidelines and registration forms, at http://et.engr.iupui.edu/infofor/community/summer-camps/meap.php.
About the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI:
The mission of the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI is to be one of the best urban university leaders in the disciplines of engineering and technology recognized locally, nationally and internationally. The school's goal is to provide students an education that will give them the leverage to be leaders in their communities, industry and society.