Girls just want to have STEM

An all-girls day camp at Notre Dame is making science fun! General Electric is partnering with the University of Notre Dame and with South Bend Community Schools to bring a week long program just for middle school girls and it’s all about STEM or science, technology, engineering, and math.

This is the 2nd year in a row the “GE Girls” camp has been at Notre Dame and this year, 44 girls attended.

The young ladies spend their day in a college classroom learning how to code video games, build robots, and much more.

“It gives them exposure to a lot of different technologies like Google Glass and so forth,” says Co-Lead of the camp, Chele Carney.

Lily Hackler, a 9th grader at the camp, says the activities help her realize her goals.

“We did a lot of experimenting,” says Hackler. “If you want to be an engineer or something, it helps you get used to stuff like that.”

GE Girls started on Monday, July 13th and wraps up on Friday. The campers are from schools all over South Bend like Brown, Navarre, Jefferson, and Jackson intermediate.

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