April 27, 2009
Written by Sarah Whetstone
Science: It’s a Girl Thing is a four day–three night residential camp on the Texas Tech campus for 5th through 11th grade girls.
Registration is underway for the academic enrichment program Science: It’s A Girl Thing (SIGT). The residential summer camp is scheduled for June 22-25 for girls entering fifth and sixth grades and July 20-23 for girls entering grades seven to 11.
The program addresses the shortage and need for women scientists and introduces under-served girls to a university experience. The girls live on campus for four days and receive an introduction to science and careers in science. The faculty is comprised of public school educators, Texas Tech faculty and representatives from NASA.
The Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) is a department in the Division of Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement. Formed in 1984, IDEAL has introduced thousands of students from kindergarten to 11th grade to the university through a variety of on-campus academic enrichment programs.
For more information, contact IDEAL at (806) 742-2420.