Deadline: February 18, 2018
The 2018 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp is now open for applications. Join other girls from around the world for a unique educational opportunity and rich cross-cultural experience at the 2018 WiSci Girls STEAM Camp held in Namibia from June 16 – June 28, 2018. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics. The camp will include a STEAM curriculum led by experts in their fields, as well as leadership development activities and learning excursions within Namibia.
The WiSci: Girls STEAM Camp will be hosted at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), a university located in Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek. Camp participants will sleep in supervised dormitories and participate in daily STEAM activities in classrooms, all within the university’s grounds. All camp activities will take place within the confines of the university, except for specifically designated off-site excursions.
The Women in Science (WiSci) camp aims to close the gender gap through access to education, mentorship opportunities, and leadership training. Girls will participate in hands-on activities to learn about various STEAM topics in a cross-cultural learning environment. Internationally, there is a strong gender imbalance in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The WiSci Camp aims to help bridge that gap through access to education, mentorship opportunities and leadership training.
The camp is a public-private partnership effort between the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign, Intel Corporation, Google, NASA, the American Society of Microbiology, and other partners, implemented by World Learning.
All selected participants will receive a scholarship to attend the camp free of charge. All costs associated with lodging, food, and activities during the camp are covered through the support of WiSci partners, in addition to transportation to/from the capital city of your home country (origin of departure). Participants can bring a limited amount of spending money for small souvenirs and snacks if they wish.
Limited need-based financial assistance is available for direct costs associated with travel to the capital city to fly to the camp.
- Applicants must be citizens or residents of Namibia, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Kenya or the United States of America
- Applicants must self-identify as female and be between the ages of 15-18 to apply.
- Applicants must have the expressed permission of a parent or guardian to apply for this opportunity.
- It is required that applicants have at least one year of secondary school still left to complete, and can commit to attend the full duration of camp.
- Applicants should also have regular access (at least once per week) to internet at a home, school, community center, internet café or other location.
WiSci strongly encourages all eligible candidates to apply without regards to race, ethnicity, religion, disability, income-level or level of STEAM experience.
Click on the button below that corresponds to your country of citizenship or residence to begin your application. Please be sure to read the WiSci FAQs to ensure you are eligible and able to participate in the full camp before you apply. If you have any additional questions about the camp programming please email [email protected]. For all other questions please email [email protected].
- 2018 WiSci Application: Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia and Swaziland
- 2018 WiSci Application: United States of America
For more information, visit WiSci Girls STEAM Camp.