STEMpowered: Fostering Curiosity


At STEMpowered, we aim to foster the natural scientific and mathematical curiosity of young girls in Detroit.  Women are unequally represented in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields and we know this is not due to unequal abilities. Our campers, and all girls, deserve encouragement, opportunity and the empowering belief that their potential has no limit.

This summer we are hosting our first day camp in Detroit! During our weeklong sessions, campers will have the opportunity to explore their own interests in an interactive and exciting environment. Daily activities will include local field trips, demonstrations, guest speakers who will highlight the wide range of women and careers in STEM fields, plus crafts, games and summer camp fun. During the week, pairs of students will conduct their own experiments with the guidance of a personal  mentor and will present their findings on the final day of camp.

Camp will be held during two different sessions, July 21-25 and July 28-Aug 1 at the Jam Handy in New Center, Detroit. Lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided.

All campers tuition will be 100% covered by scholarships from local businesses and private donations. We are asking teachers in Southwest Detroit to nominate current fourth and fifth grade girls for STEMpowered. If you would like to nominate a student please contact us or fill out the form on this website.

For more information please contact us at mpalmer@stempowereddetroit.com or ebrockberg@stempowereddetroit.com