CLARKSVILLE — Two students from Clinton-Massie Middle School began making summer plans early this year when their Computer Applications teacher, Kate Edington, nominated them for Tech Trek — an exciting week-long summer camp focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
Following an application process that required campers to submit essay responses to a series of STEM based questions and take part in telephone interviews, seventh-graders Isabel Majdoch and Ashlen Jackman received word recently that they had been selected to attend Tech Trek 2016.
The camp is sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) which strives to empower women and girls through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy.
At Tech Trek, girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists. The camp features hands-on science and technology classes, a fun and educational field trip, opportunities to meet inspiring women role models and enjoy a unique college campus experience.
Isabel and Ashlen will pack their bags and travel to Bowling Green State University in July where they will take part in activities like building and programming robots, extracting their own DNA, learning how computer simulations are used to predict weather patterns, and much more!
Isabel is the daughter of Andrew and Michelle Majdoch, and Ashlen is the daughter of Amy McCleese.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.