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Take a shine to science, at GEMS camp

Published on February 14, 2017 3:40PM


Registration is now open for a unique camp in Newport focusing on science, technology, engineering and math for 7th and 8th grade girls on the Oregon Coast.

The Girls in Engineering and Marine Science (GEMS) camp will run from March 10 to 11 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, led by female faculty and graduate students from Oregon State University.

Participants will develop teamwork, communication and leadership skills and learn from mentors about what it is like to pursue a degree and career in engineering and marine-related fields. The girls will also engage in a variety of hands-on activities, get behind-the-scenes tours and spend the night in the shark tunnel at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, where they will learn about additional career opportunities.

The camp begins at 9 am on Friday, March 10, and ends at 4 pm Saturday, March 11. Meals are included both days.

Parents and guardians should register participants at http://tinyurl.com/GEMSMar2017 no later than March 3.

The camp is made possible by a grant from Oregon State University’s Women’s Giving Circle and additional funding from the Oregon Coast STEM Hub,

For more information on this and other programs, go to the Oregon Coast STEM Hub website at http://oregoncoaststem.oregonstate.edu or contact Tracy Crews at OregonCoastSTEM@oregonstate.edu.



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