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Adventures in STEM Girls Camp

June 22-26, 2020

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Are you ready for Adventures in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)? Two of UT's largest research centers, CURENT and NIMBioS as well as the Department of Industrial and System Engineering are working together again this year to create another fun and educational summer day program for middle school-aged girls. Students will be immersed in a week full of hands-on activities, lab visits, and team projects in UT labs and classrooms that expose the exciting challenges of being a scientist or researcher. Overall, the week will be geared towards students who are interested in expanding their knowledge of engineering, math, and biology.

Bring your thinking caps!

Program Details

When? June 22-26, 2020

What time? 9am-4pm from Monday through Thursday, and 9am-3pm on Friday.

Where? Min H. Kao Building (directions here), UT Knoxville Campus

Who? Rising 6th-7th-8th grade girls

What's the format? Students will work with CURENT, ISE, and NIMBioS for three days of activities. A day-long field trip to a variety of STEM-related UT labs and exhibits is also being planned.  Finally, the girls will get a chance to showcase their research and activities during a poster presentation on Friday afternoon. Parents, guardians, and family are encouraged to attend the presentations to close out the week.

So how much does this adventure cost? $125 (fee reduction or fee waiver available for eligible students). This cost includes all activity materials, notebooks, pens, pencils, and girls camp gift.  In other words, students won't need to bring any materials with them (except lunch, see below).

What about food? Lunch is not provided, so students will be expected to bring a lunch each day. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided each day. 

Still have questions? Give us a call at 865.974.9401 or email education@curent.utk.edu


Participants in the Adventures in STEM camp will spend equal amounts of time with both CURENT/ISE and NIMBioS. Read below to get an idea of what the students will be learning.

CURENT/ISE: students will work on a variety of projects related to engineering concepts like design,  electricity, renewable energy, and they will get to visit with working faculty members in laboratory settings. Projects may include homemade solar ovens, windmills, and circuits.  To learn more about the material, view the CURENT Education website.

NIMBioS: students will work on biology and math-related projects. Activities will also include a tour of NIMBioS's facility and interviews with scientists and mathematicians.

Most camp activities will take place in one of UT's newest facilities, the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building.