At the FIRST Championship Dean talked about working towards a FIRST program that is 50% Male & 50% Female.
After some research and networking, I found POWER Camp, a **National **Engineering Camp that allows high school students the opportunity to explore engineering through hands-on, learn-by-doing experiences. I’m getting involved on a local level, but this is a **national **camp, so why not #MakeItLoud?
Name: POWER Camp (Preparing Outstanding Women for Engineering Roles)
What: **National ** Week-Long Summer Camp
Where: Hosted at IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN
When: July 13th - 19th
Cost: $210 for the week (There are scholarships)
Transportation: Students have to find their own transportation to the camp, but they will pick you up and drop you off at the airport.
They have 31/40 slots currently free. Can future FIRST students fill them? Here’s some ideas on how to help:
- Pass along the information to your schools to see if you can recruit new females to join the team.
- Encourage some of your current freshmen and sophomores to attend to get some hands-on engineering experiences.
- Refer a junior or senior who likes engineering, but don’t know what they want to major in.
- Get in contact with the organizers to implement a program like this in your area next year.
Information Page: http://www.engr.iupui.edu/infofor/community/summer-camps/power-camp.php
If you have any questions PM me.