Girls in Science

Join Us for a Summer of Science!

Girls in Science is a free summer program for middle-school aged girls that connects young women interested in science to women scientists. We have programs in Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, and Physics. Our goals for this program are threefold. First, representation matters, and we want to make sure that young women can see themselves as scientists. Second, we aim to provide a safe space for girls to experience failure, identify the problem, and improve their work. Failure is a challenge to endure, but it is also an important part of the process of science. Third, we intend to provide an opportunity for young women to experience science as the process that it is and not as the body of facts that it is so often taught to be, which we hope further enables young women to see themselves as scientists.

Camp Details

  • Students: Middle school girls (entering grades 7–9)
  • Location: Fontbonne University
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Kelly Lane deGraaf at

Camp Sessions

  • Session One: Biology – Unseen Science
    • June 1–11, 2020
    • Mondays – Thursdays
    • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • Session Two: Energy and the Environment
    • June 15–25, 2020
    • Mondays – Thursdays
    • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
  • Session Three: Biology – Forensic Exploration
    • June 29 – July 9, 2020
    • Mondays – Thursdays
    • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

For all camp sessions, before and/or after care is offered for $10/session/day ($20/day for both before and after care). Scholarships are available if needed.

Applying to Camp

  • Applications will be accepted from March 11–26
  • Applicants will be notified by April 10 if they are accepted. We aim to accommodate as many students as we can, but due to high demand our class sizes are limited.
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