2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Chemical Engineering
Date:Sun, 6/17/2018 - Sat, 6/23/2018
Event Type:Summer Camp
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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 GAMES Camp website for full listing of all available topics and options.
2018 Chemical Engineering Camp Track
Chemical engineering is a discipline that isorganized around producing useful materials by combining ideas from science and mathematics. In most cases, a chemical engineer takes a scientific process or discovery and engineers it so that it can be made on a large scale. This makes the products produced by these processes more affordable. Because chemical engineers make food, clothes, power, medicines, and plastic on a large scale, they are cheaper for all of us! Last year’s camp explored many of the exciting new topics within Chemical engineering, such as:
- Polymers, Catalysis Reaction, Imaging of Cell Migration, and Bio-transportation, etc.
- Unit Operations: Distillation/Separations, Extruder, and Bioreactor
- Refractometer & Refractive index
These topics were covered through lectures, hands-on activities and team projects. Some hands-on activities and projects that campers were involved in included:
- Imaging of Cell Migration Activity
- Hydrogel activity
- Shower gel activity
- Utilization of Distillation, Extruder and Bioreactor equipment
Campers also went on field trips to further understand concepts within chemical engineering and to witness how these topics apply to the real world. Campers went to:
- Lyondell Bissell Plant, Tuscola, IL
- Dow Agro Sciences, Indianapolis, IN
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: Find more information on the Women In Engineering Application webpage or visit Engineering at Illinois Common Application for Summer Camps to find the specific camp application forms
- 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. Therefore, GAMES recommends submitting your full application as soon as possible.
- Applications will be accepted until camps are full. We will announce when the applications become full on our website.
- For those needing financial assistance to attend GAMES camp, please apply early as Women in Engineering has limited financial aid available.