July 10, 2018

What do you want to be when you grow up? Ask the girls at the RU SciTech Summer Camp this question and you’re bound to hear some big aspirations. For the sixth year, Regis University is hosting a science camp for middle-school girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields. Running from July 9-13, campers will explore a variety of STEM subjects through hands-on activities.

“RU SciTech exposes female middle-schoolers to different STEM fields, using hands-on activities to encourage exploration,” said Quyen Hart, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Regis and the key organizer of the camp. “We give them tools to stay engaged with STEM at home with their families. We give them access to many female STEM role models, so they can ask them about what they do and why.”

Regis professors, Ball Aerospace engineers and Regis students will work with campus to explore topics ranging from computer systems to neuroscience. Each camper will also receive a tablet and telescope to use during the week and to take home with them afterwards to continue cultivation of their STEM passions.

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