Snap circuits. Rocketry. Electronic device guts. Girls? No way, right?
In partnership with CounterTrade and Hewlett Packard, Aurora Public Schools recently hosted its third annual Girls Technology Camp. The day-long event takes girls through a series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshops, showing them that STEM is fun.
"It's not something you learn everyday, and it isn't mundane at all," one student said.
The students made and launched rockets, explored circuits with lights and sounds and disassembled and reassembled personal devices. This year's camp also featured design theory learning opportunities using Mindcraft. The girls ended the day creating a poster illustrating their experiences.
"I like the hands-on experience," another participant said. "I like it rather than being at a desk at school. It's more interactive."