Philadelphia, PA.– Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) will offer a week-long “Girls in STEM” camp during the week of August 12th to empower young females to pursue their interests in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) studies.
The “Girls in STEM” camp, which is exclusive to girls, is one of the two Transportation Summer Camp sessions geared towards sixth to eighth graders. During the week of August 19th, CCP will hold a second session, "Co-Ed – Boys and Girls in STEM,” which will focus on the future of young people in STEM transportation fields.
“Girls in STEM” will focus on promoting the future of young women in STEM transportation fields and highlighting women in other traditional male-dominated roles. During the week, the girls will engage in educational activities and take field trips including a visit to an auto shop run by women. Also included are live demonstrations and a visit from a female master welder known called “The Iron Lady.”
“At Community College of Philadelphia, we pride ourselves on playing a significant role in diversifying the local STEM workforce and providing a strong talent pipeline,” Community College of Philadelphia President Donald Guy Generals said. “The launch of our Transportation Summer Camp sessions and our recent $7.2-million investment in our biology, chemistry and microbiology labs reinforces our college’s commitment in expanding access to STEM resources and opportunities across Philadelphia.”
Throughout the week, “Girls in STEM” attendees will learn about cars, transportation, fossil fuels and greenhouse gases, gear ratios, electric motors and more. They will have the opportunity to build their own model cars and participate in field trips to the Simeone Automotive museum, SEPTA bus garage, Girls Auto Clinic and the Carvana Vehicle processing facility.
The cost of attending each of the week-long summer camps is $50 per student, which includes all field trips and daily lunches. The camps will take place from 9 am to 3 pm at CCP’s West Regional Center ‘s Auto Tech Center on 4731 Ludlow Street in Philadelphia, Pa. For more info or to register visit https://www.ccp.edu/stem-summer-camp.
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