For more information please contact the IDEAL office.
Science: It's A Girl Thing is a residential camp for girls. The goals are to provide girls with strong role models and dispel myths and misconceptions about science and careers in science. Campers experience university life, hands-on classes and recreational activities. In the past we have offered classes ranging from Nano Energy to Animal Science. Since the purpose of SIGT is to allow girls to explore new fields in science we ask students to write a short biography and then we assign them to classes based on what we believe they would find interesting. This approach exposes girls to diverse topics in science and sparks interests that could lead to a lifelong career.
All classes are taught by experienced university or public school faculty and emphasize hands-on activities. Classes are interdisciplinary and allow campers to explore many aspects of STEM through the lens of a scientific discipline. Campers are assigned to two different classes before camp starts based on their autobiographical statement. You will participate in two STEM classes and will receive 12 hours of instruction in the morning class and 12 hours of instruction in the afternoon class. You will be assigned to two classes based on your statement. Please see list of potential classes being offered below to include in your statement.
|A Toxic World||Animal Science & Food Technology||Anatomy & Physiology|
|Atmospheric Science||Chemical Engineering||Chemistry|
|Computer Science||Control Engineering||Earth Science|
|Electrical Engineering||Environmental Engineering||3D Design Engineering|
|Forensics||Forensic Entomology||GIS Mapping|
|In The Lab||LEGO Robotics||Life Science|
|Physics||Physiology||Seeking Black Gold|
Students are housed on the Texas Tech campus. Housing is arranged by age and gender. Each student will have one roommate and may request a roommate (not guaranteed). Students will be supervised at all times by trained camp counselors. Daily meals are served by University Hospitality Services. Each student will receive a linen set/package that includes: Flat Sheet, Fitted Sheet, Blanket, Pillow & Pillow Case, 2 Towels, 2 Hand Towels, 2 Washcloths, Bath Soap, and Disposable Cup. No changes in linens provided during stay.
Registration fee includes instruction, supervision, room and board, linen set/package, a camp t-shirt and evening recreation.