UM-Flint announces new STEM Summer Camp for Girls, Grades 7-9

FLINT— The University of Michigan-Flint’s College of Arts & Sciences has announced a new twoday summer camp for girls interested in STEM subjects. UM-Flint GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science will present a multi-faceted experience for participants, featuring hands-on activities and experiments led by university faculty.

Members of the camp can expect to learn about wildlife biology through animal tracking, computer science through robotics and programming, mathematics through origami, and more. Participants will be working in the new UM-Flint Engineering Design Studio and the Murchie Science Building’s renovated laboratory spaces. The second day of camp will conclude with a special closing ceremony.

UM-Flint GEMS is open to girls who will be in grades 7 through 9 in the 2017-18 academic year and will be held June 26-27. Interested families can apply by visiting GEMS or by calling UM-Flint’s K-12 Partnerships Office at 810-762-5987. The fee is $100 per student and includes all activities, lunch, snack, soft drinks, and bottled water. Need-based scholarships are available. The application deadline is June 9. – G.G.

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