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GAMES 2017: Girls Building Awesome Machines (GBAM)

Date:

Sun, 6/18/2017 - Sat, 6/24/2017

Event Type:

Summer Camp

Participation Details:

  • Fee required
  • Registration/Application required
  • Participation is limited:
    Open to rising 9th-12th graders (girls)

Address(es):

Phone:

  • 217-244-3517

Email:

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Description:

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.

2017 Girls Building Awesome Machines (GBAM) (Mechanical Science & Engineering) Camp Track

Mechanical Engineering is all about building things! Mechanical engineers understand how machines work and how to design and construct new ones to solve challenging problems in the world. This camp will explore many of the exciting new topics in mechanical engineering, such as:

  • constructing wind turbines to harvest clean energy from nature
  • building robots to explore and clean up hazardous waste
  • creating prosthetics to help injured people walk again
  • making water treatment systems that run on sunlight for the developing world

Campers will get hands-on experience building and designing machines that make the world a better place, using all their creativity and problem-solving skills. The camp will also include field trips to on-site labs and nearby research and manufacturing companies.

This year’s camp will include most of these topics and projects, but is subject to change.

Application & Cost:

  • Eligibility: rising 9th-12th graders
  • Cost: $1,000
  • To apply: Visit the GAMES application website
  • Please note: There are eight total GAMES Camp tracks to choose from. However, admissions is done on a first-completed, first-served basis, which means that your camp/topic 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. 
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify.

Application Deadlines

  • April 15, 2017 - Last day to submit applications (although they may be kept open if some camps are not full by this time)
  • May 1, 2017 - Deadline for reserving your spot in the GAMES camp. Registration and non-refundable $50 deposit must be completed.
  • May 31, 2017- Last day to submit full payment.

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