Thursday, July 14, 2016
|GE Girls in a chemistry class|
GE Girls STEM week is coming to the University of Washington, Seattle campus, and Shorecrest High School for a week of learning, team building and creativity for middle school girls in Shoreline.
The week-long day camp provides a great way for girls to explore the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professions while having fun in a group setting.
The camp runs from July 18 through the 22nd, and 44 rising eighth-grade girls from Einstein and Kellogg Middle Schools have been selected by their teachers and principals to participate in the camp.
GE Girls is a program run by General Electric in the United States with the explicit goal of encouraging girls to consider the STEM professions. In collaboration with middle schools, universities and colleges, GE Girls runs many programs each year to bring STEM experts and girls together in a fun learning experience.
|GE Girls working with fibers|
The GE Girls event in Shoreline will focus on a different STEM topic each day.
These include Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science/Engineering.
Every day includes activities ranging from team building and field trips to actually creating things based on the concepts learned that day. At the end of the week, a STEM fair will give the girls an opportunity to share their creations with the other participants and spend time interacting with GE women working in STEM fields.
The collaboration of General Electric, University of Washington and the Shoreline School District makes for a unique and exciting opportunity for the girls.
More information on this event, and GE Girls here.