CNY STEM Camp Helps Girls Become #SCSDCareerReady
Published on 8/30/17
District News Nottingham High School
For a week this summer, a group of young women gathered in the Science Center at LeMoyne College. From 9 am to 4 pm, they learned about particulates, tried their hand at soldering, learned about drones and aerodynamics, attempted coding and more.
Part of the objective of the CNY STEM Summer Camp for Young Women, powered by AT&T, was to expose young women to the possibilities available to them in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
The camp also included a tour of the LeMoyne College Biology Department, a field trip to the Hancock Airport’s Air Traffic Control and a visit from Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who spoke about the importance of women in STEM and the incoming boom in available jobs in the field.
“I found it interesting to do science and engineering projects in an all-girl setting,” Jadin Templeton said. “My favorite part was the particulate matter experiment because we got to light candles… and it was interesting to see how the things you do everyday impact the air around you.”
SCSD students attended the camp along with young women from ten other local school districts.
“The soldering activity was my favorite, because I like melting things,” Nottingham freshman Jayla Keeton said with a laugh. “I feel like I’m always on the computer and using technology, so by coming to this camp, I was able to learn some new skills!”
Thank you to CNY STEM Hub, Partners for Education & Business and the other organizations that made this camp possible for our young women.