Notre Dame hosts GE Girls summer camp

NOW: Notre Dame hosts GE Girls summer camp

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame is hosting 50 sixth graders for their annual GE Girls summer camp. It's a week long program that encourages girls to explore careers in science.

The university is putting on Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

This is the fourth year of the camp.

"The girls learn a lot about coding and how difficult that can be and they learn a lot about failing a lot of times before it succeeds," Said Victoria Goodrich, the director of the first  year engineering program at Notre Dame. "I love seeing girls involved. I hope that we can get more and more coming to the university and doing engineering and then hopefully into the work force. This is a really great opportunity for them to start."

"I like this program because I get to do things over the summer and I get to see my friends and like learn, meet new people and get to learn to build stuff like I'm building a robot," said student Ramya Boscon.

Students are doing chemistry experiments, building their own hovercraft, and building an iPhone app.

The camp started Monday and ends Friday.

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