Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES) is an annual week-long camp, designed to give academically talented high school girls (rising 9th-12th graders) an opportunity to explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields.
GAMES presents an advanced curriculum, uses world-class instructional facilities, and provides an “away from home” experience at one of the best engineering schools in the world.
Enrollment in the program is limited to ensure the quality of the academic experience. GAMES has a selective admissions process based on academic performance, a written essay, and a teacher recommendation.
Visit the Camp Tracks webpage for full listing of available topics and options.
The Aerospace summer camp provides young women with the opportunity to explore aerospace engineering through numerous hands-on projects and demonstrations, including an actual flight in a small airplane. Utilizing individual team activities, participants will investigate various aspects of the discipline comprising flight mechanics, aerodynamics, aerospace structures, orbital mechanics, and propulsion systems and apply them to aircraft and spacecraft design. These topics will help the students answer questions such as:
These questions are answered through lectures, hands-on activities, and team projects. Some examples include:
Additionally, the campers get to see Aerospace Engineering in practice through laboratory demonstrations and field trips such as:
This year’s camp will include most of these topics and projects but is subject to change.