GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science)

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  • Penn GEMS is a week-long summer day camp targeting middle school girls in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade that focuses on bioengineering, nanotechnology, materials science, graphics and computing. The Penn GEMS Summer Camp is dedicated to providing hands-on activities to engage middle school girls in applied science, technology and engineering with an emphasis on real-world problem solving, collaboration, teamwork and building self-efficacy. Penn GEMS seeks to encourage girls to continue studying math, science and computing and to think about studying engineering in college.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science)
    Organization Street Address: n/a
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA, 19104
    Organization Phone Number: 215-573-6487
    Short Description of Organization:

    Penn GEMS is a week-long summer day camp targeting middle school girls in 7th, 8th, and 9th grade that focuses on bioengineering, nanotechnology, materials science, graphics and computing. The Penn GEMS Summer Camp is dedicated to providing hands-on activities to engage middle school girls in applied science, technology and engineering with an emphasis on real-world problem solving, collaboration, teamwork and building self-efficacy. Penn GEMS seeks to encourage girls to continue studying math, science and computing and to think about studying engineering in college.

    Program Street Address: n/a
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19104
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Biochemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Engineering
    • Environment Science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Robotics
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): No other activities
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): West Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply): Summer

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Less than 100 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: More than 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply): Girls
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Do not know

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: Yes
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: Yes
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

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