CLARK, NJ – This week, a STEM Camp for young girls was hosted at the Clark Library by the nonprofit organization “STEM You Can!” The organization, launched in 2014, aims to encourage young girls to pursue interests and consider careers in the STEM field.
Girls in grades four to six were encouraged to sign up for the week-long camp, which ran Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Each day, the girls participated in an interactive lecture and science experiment facilitated by one of the organization’s Camp Directors.
The camp’s instructor, Maggie Pan, explained some of the subjects that the campers learned over the week. “Each day is a different topic, so the previous days we’ve done engineering and solar system, and today were doing global warming and solar radiation,” Pan told TAPinto Clark.
Pan, who serves as the Regional Director for New Jersey and New York, began working with the organization one year after its launch. She will begin attending Duke University this fall.
The organization, formerly known as Girls Science Interactive, was established by University of Pennsylvania student Sabina London. London founded the organization with a “goal of sparking an interest in science in elementary and middle school girls by performing fun, hands-on experiments on topics ranging from space exploration to global warming,” according to the organization’s website.
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