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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.

Event Details

Date and Time: November 2, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: SDSU Crothers Engineering Hall, Brookings, SD
                1151 8th Street

Student Agenda for the day:

9:00-9:30 Registration and Refreshments, Crothers Hall 204

9:30-9:45 Welcome & opening ceremony

10:00-11:55 Session One

11:55- 12:55 Lunch... Speaker:  STEM Student and Professional Panel

12:55-2:35 Session Two

2:35-3:05 Ice Cream Break

3:05-4:45 Session Three

4:45-5:00 Closing Ceremony

Noon Speaker:    This panel, comprised of SDSU students and industry professionals, will explore opportunities, expectations, rewards, and skills associated with a STEMs education and career. Panel members will discuss their academic and professional experiences in pursuing and managing a STEMs career as well as how to make the most of the college experience. A large part of the panel will be dedicated to interactive discussion with the audience to explore some of the common questions that students ask:  topics such as choosing the best school, making the transition to college and a career.


Click here to apply. Camp registration fee is $25 per student if received by November 1. Late camp fee is $35. Teachers and guardians are free.


SESSION ONE:   Biomedical Engineering



SESSION TWO:  Mathematics



SESSION THREE:  Computer Science

I "heart"  You!

Learn how electrical circuits work while making a flashing LED Heart.  You’ll learn about resistors, capacitors, transistors, and light emitting diodes (LED’s) and how they can be combined to form a lighted heart that flashes.  You’ll solder the components onto the circuit board (heart) and add a battery to light it up!  The finished heart is yours to keep.



SESSION ONE: Preparing Your Student for College and STEM Career Opportunities

Dr. Rich Reid, Associate Dean of Engineering, will present information to the parents and teachers on how students entering high school can better prepare themselves to compete for scholarships and demanding academic majors as well as discuss the different majors offered by the SDSU College of Engineering.  Leah Brink, Human Resources Director at Daktronics, Inc will discuss STEM career opportunities, and a short presentation by the SDSU Admissions office on the college visit and application process.

SESSION TWO:  Hands-on Activity for Parents


SESSION THREE:  Engineering Tour

With over 30 hands-on laboratories in our different majors, take a walking tour to visit a few select labs from various disciplines within the SDSU College of Engineering followed by a tour to observe the activities in the various student sessions.



Sponsor logos: Banner, HR Green, East River Electric, Daktronics, Dulas Excavting Inc., Sencore, DGR Engineering, 3M, SDState, IBM.