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Have you always enjoyed math and science classes? Would you like to experience cutting-edge science research, meet successful female scientists, and learn how you can achieve a career in science? Then our program is for you!


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Meet Real ScientistsYou will meet scientists on the cutting edge of chemistry, biology, physics, environmental science, and psychology research.

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Watch Robots in ActionWant to know how to program a robot to run through a maze, bring you a snack, or pick up an object? We can teach you!

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Fight Crime Through ChemistryBe a detective! Learn how to lift a fingerprint and process evidence by investigating a mock crime scene.

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Experience College LifeLearn what Randolph-Macon can provide to you – from a student who is a current STEM major!

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Learn about Fish and BotanyLearn about the native species of fish and plant life in our area, and then go see them yourself at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and the Baltimore Aquarium!

Program Overview

Our program lasts 6 nights and 5 days, and is based at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va. The entire program is FREE to girls who are selected to attend. Participants will experience college life in a safe, supervised environment, living in one of our brand-new dormitories with other participants and eating in our dining hall. Dedicated Resident Assistants will make sure they are happy, safe, and acclimatized to our campus. Our participants will learn about STEM careers through hands-on activities, trips to local STEM-focused companies, and field trips to places like the Science Museum of Virginia, Maymont, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and the Baltimore Aquarium.

Program Benefits

  • A free 6-night residential experience at Randolph-Macon College, including all meals, trips, and other materials.
  • Family passes to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the Science Museum of Virginia, and Maymont good for 1 year after the program ends.
  • A $2500 scholarship to the college of her choosing upon successful completion of the program.
  • The opportunity to return to Randolph-Macon in Summer 2018 to complete a second program and earn an additional $2500 in scholarship money.
  • Lifelong friendships with other girls who love STEM.
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