Camp for middle school girls puts focus on science and engineering

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(June 20, 2014) – Girls 8 to 12 are learning to be engineers this summer.

They attended a weeklong summer camp at Conner Prairie that focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Wednesday marked “Forces of Flight Day,” and the campers designed, built and tested a glider and an “egg-stronaut” landing capsule.

The camp, with content from Project Lead The Way (PLTW), is designed to let the girls use their creativity to build.

“When we can hook them in with activities like these that really give them an opportunity for success and for exploration that’s outside of the normal textbook,” said Christine Floyd, an instructor from Project Lead The Way.

The camp started Monday, June 16, and wrapped up on Friday, June 20.