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What is STEPS for Girls?

Science, Technology and Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) at UW-Stout is a five-day introduction to the exciting world of science, technology and engineering. Campers participate in a variety of workshops that give them hands-on experience with high-tech equipment and processes. Outstanding professors from the engineering, technology and science programs at UW-Stout lead each session. Campers also enjoy recreational and developmental activities such as bowling, swimming, a pizza and karaoke party, and a ropes leadership/problem solving course.

Most of the activities during the week focus on analyzing, manufacturing and operating an obstacle-avoiding robot. Several hands-on sessions in science and math round out the activities. Campers also create multimedia content and write articles about their experiences to share with family and peers.

Please review the STEPS brochure for additional information

The camp is designed for girls between their 6th and 7th grades in school. Campers must have the consent of their parent or guardian to enroll. An interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is a plus but not required.

Application

Click here to apply for the Summer 2015 program.

Tentative Dates

There are four, five-day sessions scheduled. There is space for 40 campers in each session.

July 5-9, 2015
July 12-16, 2015
July 19-23, 2015
July 27-30, 2015

Location

University of Wisconsin-Stout campus, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Housing

A residence hall room, on a secure floor, is provided for the entire camp session (two campers per room). The camp provides all meals. Coin operated laundry facilities are available in the residence hall.

Supervision

The 40 campers each week are organized into four 10-girl teams, each led by a female counselor and junior counselor. Camp counselors stay with participants at all times and supervise all activities. Additionally, several female students who are STEPS graduates work as assistants in the laboratories.

Camp Cost

Through the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to offer a reduced tuition of $450 per camper. A limited number of full scholarships are available for applicants who are eligible for free or reduced lunch (FRL). Please see the online application for more information about scholarship opportunities. Please note: After FRL spots are assigned, applicants requesting scholarships will be placed on a waiting list.

Interested Sponsors

Please refer to the Sponsors link for more information.

Contact Information

STEPS Office
(715) 232-5510
STEPS@uwstout.edu
Fax (715) 232-4056

Mailing Address

UW-Stout
STEPS for Girls Program
228 Jarvis Hall Technology Wing
Menomonie, WI 54751

STEPS Program Director
Wendy Stary, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Engineering and Technology Department
(715) 232-1161
staryw@uwstout.edu