Conducted at the University of Illinois-Urbana, GAMES enables high school girls to explore science and engineering through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities and meetings with professional women in relevant fields. The Structures program introduces girls entering grades 9 and 10 to civil engineering basics, and campers design and construct bridges, water towers or boats. Also serving girls entering grades 9 and 10, the robotics camp explores computer technology and hands-on robotic development. The bio-imaging program for girls entering grades 9-11 explores biomedical imaging, optics and image analysis. In the chemical engineering program, girls entering grades 9-11 learn about developing medical advances and alternative energy sources in University of Illinois laboratories. Three programs serve students entering grades 10-12: one focusing on aerospace engineering; another on electrical engineering; and a third on energy generation, conversion and efficiency.
|Name||University of Illinois—Girls' Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering and Science|
|Program Focuses & Features||Computer Science, Crafts, Dance, Engineering, Math, Music, Science, Swimming|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||9-12|
|Age Range||Residential — Girls Ages 14-18|
|Director||Kris Ackerman, Director|
|Residential Fee||$1050, 1 week.|
|Dates & Sessions||1 session, 1 week long|