Redefining the Classroom

Tech camps turn young women into future engineers

Posted: July 8th, 2012

CIRCUITRY FROM SCRATCH – Lake Superior State University engineering student Brian Parkham checks up on Chelsea Chai as she puts the finishing touches on a circuit board she created from scratch. Choi, who hails from East Lansing, Mich., joined 15 other junior high-age campers last week from all over the US for LSSU's 22nd-annual Women in Technology camp. The intensive weeklong session offered projects in electronics, computer engineering, CAD design, and robotics. Two sessions a summer are underwritten by federal, state, and private-sector grants in an attempt to bring more women into technology careers. Parkham, a junior in electrical engineering from Spruce, Mich., works as a camp counselor. Run a Web search on "LSSU engineering camps" for full information. (LSSU photo by Emily Jones)

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