NIU, Girl Scouts offer engineering workshops for girls in grades 6-8

September 19, 2012

Online Staff Report

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) and The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Northern Illinois University (NIU) are teaming up to offer 12 Saturday engineering workshops and summer camp for all girls in grades 6-8.

Girls will work in small groups to explore various engineering projects including building simple electrical circuits, bridge building, chemical engineering and lean simulation. The girls will be assisted by NIU female faculty, engineering undergraduates and high school mentors.

Girls can apply for the program by completing an application form and submitting a copy of their last quarter’s report card and sealed letter of recommendation from a math, science or technology teacher. To receive an application, girls can visit http://www.girlscoutsni.org/stem.html. Applications must be received by Monday, Sept. 24. NIU will notify applicants of acceptance the week of Oct. 15.

If accepted into this program, there is a program fee of $150 per registered Girl Scout or $162 for non-registered girls (includes the $12 GSUSA registration fee). The program fee includes all workshops, summer camp and optional bus transportation from a location to be determined to NIU Naperville Campus.

For more details, visit www.girlscoutsni.org or call 1-800-242-5591.

Posted Sept. 19, 2012

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