Sewickley, PA
Aug 10, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020
The STEM & Buds Summer Program is a week-long, cost-free virtual learning opportunity where girls in grades 6-8 are paired with high school mentors to create computer science research projects. Campers will engage in exploratory activities introducing coding, workshops led by female representatives in the field, and an end-of-program science fair.
Provided by Ashna and STEM & Buds

Program Dates & Times

August 10th to 14th, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST & 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST


6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade



More About the Program

Further details on the camp will be emailed to students and parents that register. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to with any questions, comments, and/or concerns!

For more information, contact Ashna.


Monday & Tuesday:  Exploratory activities and challenges 

For the first 2 days of the camp, we hope to introduce students to the 6 primary branches of STEM (engineering, math computer science, biology, chemistry, and social sciences). The structure for this part of camp will consist of larger group discussions, smaller group challenges, and discussion panels with professionals in the STEM field. 

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday:  Individual project creation

The individual project creation portion will span the next 3 days of the camp as 1-2 mentors are paired with 2-4 students to conduct personalized STEM research. For this part, students will choose a relevant and applicable research topic that interests them, design a research plan, analyze their findings, draw conclusions, and ultimately prepare a Google Slides presentation explaining what they learned to be posted on the STEM & Buds website ( for the virtual end-of-program science fair. 

*In order to participate, students will report to a recurring, singular Zoom meeting link daily from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM to 3 PM. From there, we will use existing features to move students into breakout rooms and present discussion panels (the students will not be responsible for joining multiple links/meetings). Further, all parents and students are welcome to join an informational session from 8:00 to 8:30 AM on the first day of each camp (August 3rd or August 10th). The Zoom link for this meeting will be the same as the one for the camp itself (to be sent the week before the start of the program).

Register for STEM & Buds Summer Program !

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