FISHERS, Ind. - While men still dominate STEM fields in the U.S., they may not for much longer if efforts like Conner Prairie's Science Camp for Girls have their way.
The weeklong camp for girls ages 7-12 focuses on STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. Organizers say the age group is a critical one to keep girls interested in those subjects.
"We are still struggling to keep the girls in STEM areas, and the ages where we really seem to start losing them is right around the middle school age," said Christine Floyd, a Project Lead the Way teacher working with Conner Prairie's summer camp.
"We're hoping to inspire them to want to get involved at an early age, and then continue and follow that through in programs in high school and then on into college as well.," Floyd added.
During the week, girls studied simple machines, flight, and structures like bridges.
The camp strives to teach young ladies that science isn't boring.
The camp is a pilot program at Conner Prairie, but organizers hope to be able to offer more of these camps next year.
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