Girls in Engineering

Girls in Engineering - Summer 2014

Thanks to the generous support of the Baskin Foundation, the Baskin School of Engineering is delighted to be able offer "Girls in Engineering" in Summer 2014!


Application Deadline March 28th.

What: 5 day (Monday-Friday) non-residential summer camp for middle-school girls currently in 7th or 8th grade

When: There will be two sessions:
     Session 1: Monday, July 14th - Friday, July 18th, 9am-3pm
     Session 2: Monday, July 21st - Friday, July 25th, 9am-3pm

(If these dates don't work for you, or if you want more and are in 7th grade, please take a look at the Baskin Girls in Engineering @ Cabrillo College program. It is ok to do both.)

Cost: Free for all attendees

Transportation: Free bus transportation will be provided from several stops originating in Salinas with a stop in Castroville and Watsonville. In addition, if there is a need an additional stop will be made in Marina.

Content: The camp introduces the girls to computer science and engineering through a series of hands-on activities using the Scratch programming environment for creating 2D games and animations, and Lego NXT for building microprocessor based robots and interactive art pieces, among other things. Their week will include a visit to eBay, a tour of the Baskin School of Engineering (from Bio-engineering to Digital Games).

Apply: Applications can be submitted online (click the "Application" link near the top of this page) or by printing, completing, and mailing or faxing the paper application. Students using the online application will also need to have their parent or guardian complete and mail in the parent permission form. All applicants will need to have a math or science teacher complete the online teacher recommendation using the "Teacher" link at the top of this page.

Promote: If you want to help us promote Girls in Engineering, feel free to print out our informational flyer (also available in Spanish) and share it with someone that might like to apply.

For more information send e-mail to gie@soe.ucsc.edu or call 831 854-7817.