Tag Archives: Girls in STEM

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Reaching Future Students with STEM Summer Camps

Summer camps can be a great way to introduce students to the wonderful world of STEM. They can also be great recruitment tools for colleges looking to increase enrollment in STEM concentrations. The trick is making sure the camps are super fun while sneaking the education in. Veteran CCN members David Keathly (University of North […]

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Camp Android

An unusual program for teenagers was running simultaneous to the National Convergence Technology Center’s (CTC) annual Summer Working Connections professional training event this summer.  In an out-of-the-way, second-floor classroom at Collin College’s Preston Ridge campus in Frisco, Texas, 20 teen girls spent five days learning app-programming basics during “Android App Camp.”  The Collin College camp […]

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STEM summer camps for kids

For those who agree that students need to get involved and invested in STEM early, the University of North Texas Department of Computer Science and Engineering’s long-running Engineering Summer Camps  offer an interesting model for success.  These summer camps are hands-on and immersive, but still offer the fun associated with a camp-like atmosphere.  Students engage […]