2017 Dates

Sunday, June 18 Friday, June 23

Age Group

Female students entering grades 9-11

Fee: $250

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

Register Now Space is limited for this event.

Registration deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017

*The cost of this camp is kept to a nominal fee thanks to Education Improvement Tax Credit Program.

About the Camp

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.

This summer, SMART Girls is ready to help young women navigate their future.

Campers will design and assemble quad-copters (drones) with cameras and get to work in the Carnegie Science Center Mobile Fab Lab. The Fab Lab is a laboratory for innovation and invention equipped with 3D printers, laser and vinyl cutters, a Shop Bot, and more. Utilizing this equipment, campers will fine-tune their drones for an end of the week obstacle course/scavenger hunt activity to determine who developed the “best” quad-copter. Campers will learn that trial and error is a critical part of career development and decision-making just like it is with manufacturing and design. They will learn how important it is to “try-on” different career options and explore how well those options connect with their interests. A series of activities such as job-shadowing, using O-NET, and PA Career zone will help campers find their career passions. Campers will read “What Color is Your Parachute” and explore how best to represent their strengths as they develop a resume and cover letter.

SMART Girls need no prior knowledge of drones or Fab Lab equipment; just a willingness to work together, learn new technology, and have a great time!

Penn College Encourages "SMART Girls"

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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.