2017 Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) - Middle School Camps - Week 4

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Mon, 7/24/2017 - Fri, 7/28/2017
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Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to female students entering grades 6-8 in the fall



Parent Program(s):




Join Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS)  for an action-packed week of coding, group project work, field trips, problem solving, and social networking with peers. Be inspired to consider computing as a course of future study. Learn and interact with dynamic CS women undergraduate mentors/instructors.

The 2017 Gems Camp registration will open on April 1 for the following weeks:

  • June 12-16 & 19-23, 2017: 2-week high school track
  • June 26-30, 2017:  1-week middle school track
  • July 10-14, 2017:  1-week middle school track
  • July 17-21, 2017:  1-week middle school track
  • July 24-28, 2017:  1-week middle school track

Who Should Attend?

Any female student entering grades 6-8 in the fall who is interested in computing, programming, or problem solving, and who wants to see how computer science applies to medicine, business, entertainment, fashion, and the arts.

What do campers do each day?

New activities are designed each year, but past Gems Camp participants have learned how to program in various computer languages, designed computer games and animations, and made LED bracelets and fashion apparel. Each of the four middle school sessions are unique.

Work in the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, one of the finest instructional and research facilities in the country.

Meet and work with like-minded peers who are passionate about learning.

Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily for each week.

Registration & Cost

How much does it cost to attend?

Nothing. Seriously, campers pay nothing to attend thanks to the generous support of alumni. However, participants are responsible for their own meals and travel expenses—including daily meter fees if they park on campus. Participants attending from out of town are responsible for finding and paying for their own lodging.

GEMS welcomes donations to support the costs of student staffing and supplies during each camp. Please Give Now if you can help.

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