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GAMES 2016: Girls Learning Electrical Engineering - GLEE

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Date:

Sun, 6/19/2016 - Sat, 6/25/2016
Please note: this event occurred in the past!

Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Fee required
  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to rising 10th-12th graders; HS level Algebra and Geometry class or higher recommended

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  • 217-244-3517

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Description:

2016 Girls' Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES)

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.

There are eight tracks to choose from for GAMES 2016. However, admissions is done on a first-completed, first-served basis, which means that your camp of choice may be full at the time of your application’s consideration. If this happens, you will be placed on a waiting list for your first choice camp, and will be admitted to your second or third choice of camp, space permitting. Please note that there is financial aid available for those who qualify.

2016 Girls Learning Electrical Engineering - GLEE

Cost: $1,000

Eligibility: rising 10th-12th graders; high school level Algebra and Geometry class or higher recommended

Technology and electronics are all around us!  At this camp, young women will have the opportunity to explore current devices through the eyes of an innovator-engineer by designing and building their own cell phone and light emitting calculator. Campers will also explore how electrical engineering is used to address socially relevant issues.

Camp Coordinators for Girls Learning Electrical Engineering - GLEE

The creator and faculty coordinator for GLEE camp is Dr. Lynford Goddard. Dr. Goddard obtained his PhD at Stanford in 2005, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Illinois.  His research interests are in microelectronics and photonics, and he has most notably been recognized for his outstanding research achievements by getting the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2010.  The PECASE Award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.  At GAMES Camp, Dr. Goddard is assisted by Steve McKeown and Yemaya Bordain, graduate students in the ECE department.

How to Apply:

  • Visit the GAMES application website
  • Admissions are done on a first-completed, first-served basis. There is a chance that your first choice camp may be full at the time of your application's consideration. If this happens, you will be placed on a waiting list for your first choice camp, and will be considered for your second or third choice camp. Therefore, we recommend submitting your full application as soon as possible.
  • Please keep in mind that ALL your application materials (including your teacher recommendation) must be submitted in order for your application to be reviewed.
  • Applications will be accepted until April 15th, or until camps are full.
  • For those needing financial assistance to attend GAMES camp, please apply early as Women in Engineering has limited financial aid available.

Full listing of 2016 GAMES Tracks Offered

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science-App Development
  • Environmental Engineering and Sustainability
  • Girls Learning Electrical Engineering - GLEE
  • Girls Learning About Materials - GLAM
  • Girls Building Awesome Machines - GBAM

Visit the GAMES Camp Tracks webpage for more details on these tracks.

States Impacted:

University of Illinois
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