Ready, SET- Go!
The Ready SET-Go! Camp is a one-day workshop for high school girls held every November. (SET stands for Science, Engineering, and Technology.) Modeled after the eighth-grade GEMS camp, this version offers activities more suited to high-school age students and is designed to help students decide how to focus their interests into a college major and a career. To this end, professional women from the industry provide a key part of the workshop.
The goals of this workshop are to introduce high school-aged women to engineering, math, and science through a highly dynamic program of hands-on activities, increase student and parent knowledge of engineering, math, and science with regard to academic preparation and professional opportunities, provide an environment that facilitates learning and excitement about engineering, math, and science, and to inspire young women to continue to pursue the courses of study introduced during the workshop.
Due to the generous contributions of corporate sponsors, the cost of the workshop is only $25 per student, which includes lunch. Special tours and activities are planned for parents and teachers who accompany the students. Their lunch and refreshments will be provided at no cost.
Breaking the Code
Whether the government is trying to break codes to protect its citizens from terrorist attack or a retailer is trying to protect your credit card information when you make a purchase- cryptography is a science (and an art) that affects you every day. In this session, you’ll work with a mathematician from the National Security Agency (NSA) to encrypt and decrypt messages and learn the secret science and art of cryptanalysis!
What role do you want to play in the future of our world? Agricultural Engineers work to feed the world and fuel our cars by understanding and applying biological principles. In this workshop we will explore gluten and the important role it plays in our foods, from nutritional value to product design. We will also learn how renewable fuels can be produced from plants.
Energizing the World
Learn about renewable energy and how electrical circuits work. You'll learn about solar, wind, hydro, and and also how to use it to have fun. You will solder the components onto the circuit board and add a battery to build a Simon Says game for you! The finished Simon Says game is yours to keep.