Deadline: April 21, 2019
Apply for the Women in Science Girls’ STEAM Camps 2019. Internationally, there is a strong gender imbalance in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The WiSci Camp aims to help bridge that gap through access to education, mentorship opportunities and leadership training.
WiSci Camps are a safe, supportive, and girl-centered environment, bringing together 100 teen girls from three or more countries, to live and learn for two weeks together, Girls are the heart of the WiSci program. WiSci facilitators teach girls to value taking risks, to bounce back after failing, and to build the reliance to keep trying again.
The Women in Science (WiSci, for short!) Girls’ STEAM Camps are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for high school girls from around the world to dive into the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Mathematics) subjects alongside their peers and develop their leadership skills, in a unique cross-cultural environment, with all expenses paid.
Expectations for participants
- Participate in hands-on trainings to develop STEAM and leadership skills: from coding, to creating a microscope with cell phones, to programming drones and artificial intelligence, WiSci campers connect STEAM with creating social impact in their communities;
- Connect into a wide global network, both at camp and after, full of over 500 girls and young women from over 35 U.S. states and over 20 countries;
- Experience on-site mentorship from industry experts and build new friendships with global peers; and WiSci is a proven program for developing girl leaders interested in STEAM.
- All selected participants will receive a scholarship to attend the camp free of charge, a value of over $5,000 USD.
- All costs associated with lodging, food, and activities during the camp are covered through the support of WiSci partners, in addition to transportation to/from the capital city of your home country (origin of departure).
- Participants can bring a limited amount of spending money for small souvenirs and snacks if they wish
Self-identifying girls, ages 15 to 18 at the time of the camp, with at least one year of high school remaining during the 2019-2020 school year, who are citizens or residents of participating countries:
- Estonia 2019: Self-identifying girls, ages 15 to 18 at the time of the camp, with at least one year of high school remaining, who are citizens or residents of the countries of Estonia, Poland, Latvia, Georgia, or the United States of America.
- Oregon 2019: Self-identifying girls, who are rising 7th and 8th graders for the 2019-2020 school year, who are residents of the Pacific North West region of the United States of America.
- Ethiopia 2019: Self-identifying girls, ages 15 to 18 at the time of the camp, with at least one year of high school remaining, who are citizens or residents of Ethiopia and the United States of America
- Kosovo 2019: Self-identifying girls, ages 15 to 18 at the time of the camp, with at least one year of high school remaining, who citizens or residents of Kosovo, Serbia, North Macedonia, and the United States of America.