Women in Technology Project's Programs

Summer Technology Camps for Girls

WIT holds four sessions of Technology Camps for Vermont girls during the summer on the campus of Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. Each camp includes hands-on workshops taught by women engineers, technicians and scientists.

For a great camper's-eye view, visit a page created by campers at the 2000 Summer Technology Camp.
"I wanted to meet other girls who were interested in science, and learn more. I gained what I hoped for."
Summer Technology Camp participant 1998

Summer Technology Camp for 7th and 8th Grade Girls

Campers are nominated by their schools. The nomination process is usually handled by the guidance department. They receive information about WIT at the beginning of March.
The dates for 2002:
July 9 - 13, 2002
July 30 - August 3, 2002
August 6 - 10, 2002

Over 200 girls attended camp this past summer, and some of them made web pages which you can see here.

Summer 2001 workshops included:
  • Fantasy Hideaway (architectural design)
  • Building a Computer Network (computer engineering)
  • Website Design (HTML)
  • Bridge Building (civil engineering)
  • Solar Powered Cars (mechanical engineering)
  • SuperSounds (electrical engineering)

Advanced Topics in Technology Camp
In 2002 this camp will be held June 23 - 29, 2002.

2001 was the fourth year for this camp. It is open to girls who have been to camp before, as well as to new campers finishing 9th and 10th grades. Campers do not need to be nominated, but guidance departments will have the registration materials by mid-March. Workshops build on some of the work done in previous camps, and introduce some new topics as well. The workshops included in 2001 were:
  • Design the School of the Future (architectural design)
  • The Art of Electronic Communication through Imaging (graphic website design)
  • Water in Motion: Measuring Stream Flow (environmental engineering)
  • Solar Powered Cars (mechanical engineering)
  • Building a Computer Network (computer engineering)

Speakers Bureau

WIT's Speakers Bureau sends women engineers, scientists, mathematicians, architects and technicians to speak with K-12 classes or groups about their career fields.

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