Summer Overnight Camp SMART Girls Summer Camp

2016 Dates

Monday, June 20 Friday, June 24

Age Group

Students entering grades 9-11

Fee: $200

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

Registration is now closed.

Information for the next camp available in early 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.

SMART Girls: D.R.E.A.M.

This summer, SMART Girls is ready to help young women turns their dreams into reality! Campers will D.R.E.A.M about digital fabrication and learn about the sciences behind Designing, Rapid prototyping, Engineering, and Advanced Manufacturing in this field of study. Campers will get to work in the Carnegie Science Center Mobile Fab Lab, a laboratory for innovation and invention equipped with 3D printers; laser and vinyl cutters; a Shop Bot; and more. Teams will design a business plan and replicate a product that they believe can be successful in today’s economy. Along with the Mobile Fab Lab, campers will have the opportunity to visit Penn College program labs that provide students with the training to enter careers associated with digital fabrication. Teams will present their plans and products at the end of the week to a panel of judges to see which team created the most innovative ideas. Campers need no prior knowledge of 3D printing or design – 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.