2018 Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science (GAMES): Girls Learning Electrical Engineering (GLEE)
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 Girls Learning Electrical Engineering (GLEE) Camp Track
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.
The creator and faculty coordinator for GLEE camp is Dr. Lynford Goddard. Dr. Goddard obtained his PhD at Stanford in 2005, and is currently a 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 Aditi Udupa and Lonna Edwards, graduate students in the ECE department.
Application & Cost:
- Eligibility: rising 10th-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.