Penn College developed Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies (SMART) Girls to counter an alarming academic and social trend: Girls tend to shy away from math and sciences as they enter adolescence and their important high school years. SMART Girls provides young females the opportunity to experience math and science as a foundation for careers in technology.

SMART Girls provides young females, in grades 9-11, the opportunity to experience math and science as a foundation for careers in technology. Hands-on experiences will range from crushing concrete (working with compression strength) to cyber challenges (creating Web pages).


  • Expose students to career options in emerging technologies
  • Encourage a strong foundation in high school math and sciences

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing and sneakers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Blankets
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Personal toiletry items
  • Light snacks. There is a refrigerator in each room. The camp will provide main meals.

Penn College Scholarships will be offered to students entering grades 9-12 who complete summer camps.

Manufacturing Your Future Workshop

This year’s camp will engage participants in the art of 3D printing. Manufacturing Your Future will give each girl an opportunity to experience the art of 3D printing from beginning to end. Participants will work in teams to design and print, and ultimately showcase and market, their creations within a Shark Tank atmosphere. Students need no prior knowledge of 3D printing or design – just a willingness to work together in a team, learn new technology, and have a great time!


June 22-25, 2015

Age Group

Students entering grades 9-11


$200* includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing

Registration is closed

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact

Penn College Encourages "SMART Girls"

“I learned a lot about interesting careers and I might decide to have one of them for a career.”

Sarah K.
SMART Girl participant

This project is partially funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270) through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, by the generous support of Pennsylvania companies through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and by Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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