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Home > Press > Penn Hosts Science-Minded Middle School Girls at Camp GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Math and Science

Abstract:
GEMS is a week-long, annual summer camp held on the Penn campus and organized by Penn's Advancing Women in Engineering Program, which encourages increased participation in the sciences by middle-school-aged girls. The camp is hands-on and includes classes on graphics and animation, how things work, nanotechnology, bioengineering and more.

Penn Hosts Science-Minded Middle School Girls at Camp GEMS: Girls in Engineering, Math and Science

PHILADELPHIA, PA | Posted on August 7th, 2008

Girls entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade are participating in the University of Pennsylvania's Penn GEMS ( Girls in Engineering, Math and Science Camp ).

WHAT: GEMS is a week-long, annual summer camp held on the Penn campus and organized by Penn's Advancing Women in Engineering Program, which encourages increased participation in the sciences by middle-school-aged girls. The camp is hands-on and includes classes on graphics and animation, how things work, nanotechnology, bioengineering and more.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 6, to Friday, Aug. 8



MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

Wednesday, Aug. 6

9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Glow in the Dark Science, 225 Skirkanich Hall

What does a cell in your body look like up close? Through hands-on labs, students learn about how engineers make cells light up so they can watch the way they move around the body and fight disease.

10:30 a.m. to noon, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Imagination to Animation, 100B Moore Hall

What if you could play games and watch movies you made? Using a program that gives a director's eye view, students create something to show family and friends.

2:45 to 4 p.m. How Stuff Works, Laboratory for Research in the Structure of Matter

How does a computer screen produce such a wide variety of crisp, clear colors? How do eyeglasses bend and twist without breaking? Materials engineers answer these questions and many more.

Thursday, Aug. 7

9:15 to 10 a.m. ENIAC Tour: The World's First Computer, Moore Hall

10:30 a.m. to noon Mechanical Engineering in Action! Raisler Lounge, Towne Hall

1 to 2:30 p.m. How Stuff Works - Raisler Lounge, Towne Hall

2:45 to 4 p.m. Glow in the Dark Science, 225 Skirkanich Hall

Friday, Aug. 8

9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Glow in the Dark Science,225 Skirkanich Hall

10:30 a.m. to noon Imagination to Animation,100B Moore Hall

1 to 2:30 p.m. How Stuff Works, 307 Levine Hall

2:30 to 4 p.m. Camp Graduation,Raisler Lounge, Towne Hall

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Jordan Reese
215-573-6604

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