Science: It’s A Girl Thing

The academic enrichment program addresses the shortage and need for women scientists, provides an overview of an array of scientific fields and introduces girls to a university experience.

Registration is underway for the academic enrichment program Science: It’s A Girl Thing (SIGT). The Texas Tech University residential summer camp is scheduled for June 20-23 for girls entering grades 5 and 6 and July 18-21 for girls entering grades 7-11.

The program addresses the shortage and need for women scientists, provides an overview of an array of scientific fields and introduces girls to a university experience. The girls live on campus for four days and receive a first-class introduction to science and careers in science. The faculty comprises public school educators, Texas Tech faculty and representatives from NASA.

The Institute for the Development and Enrichment for Advanced Learners (IDEAL), a department within the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, is a nonprofit organization.  Formed in 1984, the institute has introduced thousands of students in grades K-11 to the university through a variety of on-campus academic enrichment programs.

For a program brochure or more information, contact IDEAL at (806) 742-2420 or email ideal.mail@ttu.edu.  You may also find information and brochures online at www.ideal.ttu.edu.

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CONTACT: Michelle Hamman, assistant director, Institute for the Development and Enrichment for Advanced Learners, (806) 742-2420 or michelle.hamman@ttu.edu.