The American Association of University Women, Findlay branch, is offering summer camp opportunities to college-bound middle school girls who have a strong interest in exploring math, science and technology.

The branch has a limited number of financial-need-based partial scholarships for girls who would otherwise not be able to attend one of two science, technology, engineering and math camps in college settings this summer.

Be Wise Camp, sponsored by the Ohio region of the AAUW, is a six-day residential mathematics and science camp for 140 middle school girls. It will be held June 12-17 on the Denison University campus in Granville.

The 27th annual camp, featuring separate curricula for girls who will be seventh-graders and eighth-graders, will emphasize critical thinking and hands-on math and science activities.

Class sizes average 10 students per experienced teacher. Camp fees are $500, including board, room and educational materials.

Camp Gems (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) is a four-day residential engineering, mathematics and science camp for 72 young women. It will be held July 10-13 on the Ohio Northern University campus in Ada.

Sponsored by the Lima branch of the AAUW and the ONU College of Engineering for the 21st year, the camp features activities in math, science and technology with an engineering focus.

The class size is 12 students per ONU faculty member. Camp fees of $310 cover board, room and educational materials.

Both camps are designed to expand math and science career expectations and options, to develop critical thinking skills and to promote excitement and self-confidence with respect to studying math and science to girls who will be entering grades seven and eight in the fall of 2016. Transportation to and from either camp is not included or provided.

The Findlay branch will select a limited number of girls to represent the branch at each camp.
Based on availability, applications for each camp will be distributed through Feb. 3. For more information about either camp and for application forms, call Carol Peters at 419-424-0224.

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