The following information was provided by Minuteman High School:
Minuteman High School will hold its fifth-annual Girls in STEM Camp for any interested female students in seventh and eighth grade during February school vacation, from Tuesday, Feb. 18 to Friday, Feb. 21, at the school’s new state-of-the-art facility in Lexington.
With only about 25 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs in the United States held by women, the Girls in STEM Camp is a direct effort to engage female students in fun and hands-on learning that could shape their future education and careers.
The Girls in STEM Camp involves activities led by Minuteman High School students who are in the school’s Girls in STEM mentoring program, along with faculty advisors. The Minuteman students, who are mentored by young women currently attending college or working in a STEM field, get to share their knowledge with middle-school students during the Girls in STEM Camp experience.
The camp is run twice a year: once during February school vacation and again in August.
Students who reside in one of Minuteman’s district towns may attend for free. Those towns are Acton, Arlington, Bolton, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Needham, and Stow. Students from outside the district will be charged $149.