University of Nevada to Hold Its First Engineering Camp for Girls

university-of-nevada-renoThe College of Engineering at the University of Nevada has announced the establishment of a Girls in Engineering Camp that will be held annually each summer on the Reno campus. The camp, designed for girls between the ages of 13 and 15 will encourage participants to consider careers in engineering.

Students at the camp will gain hands on experience in engineering projects such as bridge building, bottle rockets, elyse-bozsikand chemical engineering experiments. Most of the instructors at the camp will be women faculty or graduate students.

Elyse Bozsik, outreach coordinator for the College of Engineering, stated, “We’ve had a few girls go through our camps in the past, and we saw a need for these girls to have a place on their own to realize that women can be successful in engineering.”

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