Drexel University is engaged in broader impacts outreach that directly enriches girls in STEM education!
Faculty and students from Drexel University have partnered with Girls, Inc. of Philadelphia to offer a unique experiential learning opportunity for middle school girls during the summer. The College of Engineering will again host 24 girls at the Innovation Studio and in labs and classrooms across Drexel’s campus for a week-long STEM girls summer program.
The girls will learn about STEM subjects through workshops organized and taught by 46 different faculty and students from across the College. They will mentor and motivate young girls from the City of Philadelphia who have not had the opportunity to interact with and learn from STEM experts on Drexel’s campus. Our goal is to address the gap that begins to emerge in the middle school years among girls from underrepresented communities by creating a girls only summer STEM program that captures their interest and provides a supportive and fun environment to learn about STEM subjects.
Our long term plan is to offer the Drexel STEM girls summer program every year.
- This summer (2018), the Drexel STEM University camp will take place on July 9 to July 13, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
- Daily STEM workshops will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 am and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Each workshop will have 8-10 middle school girls participating (rising 6th graders to rising 8th graders).
- Workshops will take place at the Drexel Innovation Studio as well as labs and classrooms on the Drexel campus.
Volunteers who can design and lead workshops that are hands-on, engaging, and enhance STEM motivation and interest are strongly urged to contact Simi Hoque at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.