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Applications now open for 2016 G.A.M.E.S. summer camp

1/19/2016 10:06:00 AM

Yeh Center
Yeh Center

The annual Girls’ Adventures with Math, Engineering and Science (G.A.M.E.S.) summer camp is an opportunity for academically talented high school girls to learn about engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, presentations and hands-on activities. The week-long residential camp is broken out into eight tracks, with each track focusing on a different field.

An Environmental Engineering and Sustainability track, led by CEE at Illinois Lecturer and research scientist Sotiria Koloutsou-Vakakis and Assistant Professor Megan Konar, will take place July 10-16, 2016. The focus of this track will center on designing sustainable technological solutions for critical environmental and energy challenges of the 21st Century. Campers will be introduced to the field of civil and environmental engineering and will learn about topics such as:

  • Sustainability and how the environment, culture, society, and economics are all linked.
  • Environmental pollutants and the biogeochemical cycles they follow as they move through the air, water and soil.
  • Climate change.
  • Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.
  • Water resources and clean water technologies.
  • Water footprints of food production.
  • Air quality management.

More information about the camp and application process can be found at http://publish.illinois.edu/womeninengineering/?page_id=613. Applications are being accepted until April 15, 2016. Enrollment is limited and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying campers.