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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 past summer we hosted our first day camp in Detroit! During our weeklong sessions, campers had the opportunity to explore their own interests in an interactive and exciting environment. Daily activities included local field trips, demonstrations, guest speakers who highlighted the wide range of women and careers in STEM fields, plus crafts, games and summer camp fun. During the week, pairs of students conducted their own experiments with the guidance of a personal mentor and presented their findings on the final day of camp.
All campers tuition was 100% covered by scholarships from local businesses and private donations, plus transportation and food were provided throughout the week.
We are committed to being long term mentors for STEMpowered alum and will be hosting another event this December. Check back here for more information!