2016 Girls Engaged in Math and Science (GEMS) - High School Camp

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Mon, 6/13/2016 - Fri, 6/24/2016
Occurs each week on M/Tu/W/Th/F
Please note: this event occurred in the past!

Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to girls going into 9 - 12 grade in fall 2016






Dates & Times

June 13 - June 24, 2016. (This is 1 camp with a 2 week commitment.)

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


Gems 2016 has a new look to it this year and includes a new girls high school camp. High school camp is open to girls going into 9, 10, 11, or 12 grade. The high school camp is a camp that will last for two weeks so that the participants can dig deeper into their projects that they would like to work on during their time.

This is a day camp and you are responsible for getting the campers to campus and for pick-up each day. If you have more than one student that would like to attend camp, an application must be completed for each attendee.

Who Should Attend?

Any female students entering grades 9 - 12 in fall 2016 who are interested in computing, programming, or problem solving, and who want to see how computer science applies to medicine, business, entertainment, fashion, and the arts.

What do campers do each day?

While activities for 2016 are not final, past Gems participants 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.

Registration & Cost

Visit the Gems Computer Science for Girls webpage for Application links.

How much does it cost to attend?

Nothing. Seriously, campers pay nothing to attend thanks to the generous support of our 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.

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

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