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Free chemistry day camps offered for middle school girls

If you know of a girl entering sixth, seventh, or eighth grade who shows interest in science, The American Chemical Society- Women’s Chemist Committee is offering 2 day camps for them to explore the field of chemistry. It’s no secret that women are seriously underrepresented in the STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) fields, so every opportunity to bring girls into the fold is an opportunity to change that. And it’s free, people! Check out the press release and flyer below for dates and info on how to sign up:

Subject:   UIUC Chemistry Day Camp for Middle School Girls

            This summer your rising sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls have an awesome and fun opportunity.   The American Chemical Society – Women’s Chemist Committee (WCC) is hosting their tenth annual “Bonding with Chemistry: A Day Camp for Girls”.  We will be having the day camps on Saturday, June 24th and Saturday,  July 8th from 9-3pm.  Our day camp allows middle school girls to play and learn about chemistry through exciting and fun hands-on demonstrations, led by current University chemistry graduate students, faculty, and staff.

  Registration for the day camp is FREE! To sign up for this fun-filled event, parents can fill out this easy form:

  For more information regarding the day camp, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michaela Carlson and Courtney Ford at [email protected]

   Thank you for your time and we hope to meet some of your students for some chemistry fun this summer!


  The ACS-WCC Board

Managing Editor

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