WHO: Girls entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade are participating in the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science Camp).
WHAT: GEMS is a week-long, annual summer camp held on the Penn campus and organized by Penn’s Advancing Women in Engineering Program, which encourages increased participation in the sciences by middle-school-aged girls. The camp is hands-on and includes classes on graphics and animation, how things work, nanotechnology, bioengineering and more.
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 6, to Friday, Aug. 8
Wednesday, Aug. 6
9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Glow in the Dark Science, 225 Skirkanich Hall
What does a cell in your body look like up close? Through hands-on labs, students learn about how engineers make cells light up so they can watch the way they move around the body and fight disease.
10:30 a.m. to noon, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Imagination to Animation, 100B Moore Hall
What if you could play games and watch movies you made? Using a program that gives a director's eye view, students create something to show family and friends.
2:45 to 4 p.m. How Stuff Works, Laboratory for Research in the Structure of Matter
How does a computer screen produce such a wide variety of crisp, clear colors? How do eyeglasses bend and twist without breaking? Materials engineers answer these questions and many more.
Thursday, Aug. 7
9:15 to 10 a.m. ENIAC Tour: The World’s First Computer, Moore Hall
10:30 a.m. to noon Mechanical Engineering in Action! Raisler Lounge, Towne Hall
1 to 2:30 p.m. How Stuff Works - Raisler Lounge, Towne Hall
2:45 to 4 p.m. Glow in the Dark Science, 225 Skirkanich Hall
Friday, Aug. 8
9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Glow in the Dark Science,225 Skirkanich Hall
10:30 a.m. to noon Imagination to Animation,100B Moore Hall
1 to 2:30 p.m. How Stuff Works, 307 Levine Hall
2:30 to 4 p.m. Camp Graduation,Raisler Lounge, Towne Hall