Northern Iowa Area Community College is offering a three week STEM summer camp for girls through Verizon Innovative Learning. The camp will offer hands-on learning experiences for girls in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The goal of the camp is to address the need for more girls to be better prepared for STEM careers, especially those girls who live in rural America.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Verizon to offer this amazing, and potentially life-transforming, learning experience,” said David Massey, NIACC vice president for academic affairs. “Through this program, girls in our region will discover and explore the wide variety of exciting, creative and meaningful opportunities awaiting them in STEM career fields.”
50 middle school girls from North Iowa are learning the fundamentals of augmented reality, 3D design, coding, and entrepreneurship and being introduced to female mentors who are STEM field professionals.
“Our hope is that by participating in this camp, girls will become interested in and excited about STEM careers. When that happens, all of North Iowa benefits,” said NIACC President Steve Schulz.