Camp brings together girls interested in similar topics

June 10, 2019

Female STEM students at science camp

Regis University will host its seventh-annual science camp at its Northwest Denver Campus for middle-school girls interested in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields.

The RU SciTech camp through July 8-12.

During the camp, students will work with Regis science professors and other experts on topics ranging from computer systems to space exploration.

The goal is to encourage girls to enter STEM fields, many of which – like the computer sciences – continue to show a disproportionately low number of women. Women hold only 28 percent of science and engineering jobs in the United States, according to recent statistics from the National Girls Collaborative Project.

“We give them tools to stay engaged with STEM at home with their families,” said Quyen Hart, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Regis and the key organizer of the camp. “We give them access to many female STEM role models, so they can ask them about what they do and why. They are around other girls who are excited to be around science.”

Regis faculty will continue to meet with the campers throughout the year to help them remain engaged in STEM.

“Our hope is that the RU SciTech experience will help them stay interested in STEM and to know that they have others who love it as much as they do,” Hart said.

Enrollment is limited. Cost for the camp is $400. Full and partial scholarship are available for campers who meet eligibility requirements. For more information, or to sign up, contact ruscitech@regis.edu.

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Regis has four campus locations in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs and extensive online program offerings with more than 11,000 enrolled students. For more information, visit www.regis.edu.