As of 2018 the GO-GIRL program has concluded. We want to thank the GO-GIRL community for your support of our program throughout the years in the many different forms it took, from it's inception at U of M, to the transition to Wayne State Unversity, and the many different projects and activities that we came together to learn through on early Saturday mornings. It's been a wonderful expereince for all involved, and we're honored to have had the opportunity.
Seventh grade is a critical point where decisions are made in terms of high school course sequences, dual enrollment, advanced placement courses, and out of school activities that will open doors to future opportunities. The GO-GIRL winter program was designed in an effort to keep girls interested in STEM fields and help build a capacity for future success. We work with the Eugene Applebaum School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University College of Engineering, Wayne State Library Systems, and the Michigan Science Center in order to bring meaningful and exciting STEM learning experiences to our 7th grade GO-GIRLs.
The winter program is specifically designed for 7th grade girls to come together and learn about STEM, make friends, and have fun! Girls will be introduced to the development process of mobile apps for iOS and Android platforms as they work in teams and take on the jobs of developers to create an app that captures what they have learned about their STEM field through research and hands-on STEM activities.
After completing the winter program, GO-GIRLs are invited to participate in summer academies, and other Keeping in Touch with STEM activities designed to support girls throughout middle and high school. Summer academies and KiT events provide girls with the opportunity to explore STEM fields in greater depth with undergraduate mentors and STEM faculty. In addition to hands-on STEM experiences, girls will learn about what they can do to prepare for success in high school and college.
The GO-GIRL winter program also includes resources for parents! During three of our Saturday sessions, we invite parents to attend "Parent Cafe" events. Each Cafe will revolve around a different topic aimed at helping you better support your daughter throughout her education, and help you build a network of other like-minded parents looking to do the same thing. Of course, coffee is always provided! Please view the winter calendar for Parent Cafe dates; (Parent Cafe dates are labeled as "PC").
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