Women in Science (WiSci)
Only 26% of STEM jobs are held by women in STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Worldwide, women represent only 35% of all students enrolled in STEM-related fields of study. The WiSci Girls STEAM Camp aims to help bridge that gap through access to education, mentorship opportunities, and transformational leadership training.
of STEM jobs are held by women
of all students enrolled in STEM-related fields of study are women
girls have been trained in our WiSci Camps
Opportunity of a Lifetime
WiSci Girls’ STEAM Camps are an elite opportunity for secondary school girls from around the world to dive into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Mathematics) subjects alongside their peers and develop their leadership skills in a unique cross-cultural environment, with all expenses paid.
WiSci Camps are a safe, supportive, and girl-centered environment, bringing together 100 teen girls from three or more countries, to live and learn together for two weeks while exploring their interests in STEM. Camps include expert facilitators in STEM and girls’ leadership who provide a first-class classroom curriculum, mentorship opportunities, and skills training. Campers learn to value taking risks and to bounce back after failing, in a fun camp environment.
Since 2015, WiSci Camps have been made possible thanks to private-public partnerships between Girl Up and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, Intel, Google, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and many other incredible partners who are committed to closing the gender gap in STEAM.
Wisci Camps 2021
In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, and after careful consideration and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2021 and 2022 WiSci Camps will be held virtually.
The health and safety of staff, partners and our girl participants is our top priority, and we thank you for your understanding. In the meantime, the Girl Up Team and our partners will continue to move our work forward.
WiSci Camps 2022
WiSci Central America
Camper and Counselor applications are now open! WiSci Central America will be held virtually from January 17th – January 28th, 2022 from 1:00-5:00pm PDT. Campers and Counselors will be selected from Panama, Costa Rica, the U.S.A, and U.S.A territories. Applications for WiSci Central America campers and counselors are open now until Friday, October 15th at 11:59 PM PDT.
WiSci Central America Participating Countries: Panama, Costa Rica, and the U.S.A.
WiSci Indonesia is postponed until 2022. Applications will re-open at a date to be determined at a later time.
WiSci Indonesia Participating Countries: Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia (with preference given to applicants from Penang and Sarawak), Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, the USA and Vietnam.
Invest in Girls
To date, WiSci Camps have trained 900+ girls from 30 countries around the world. A recent impact survey shows that 90% of campers improved their leadership skills as a result of WiSci Camp. Of the WiSci alumni who are now completing their tertiary (University/College) education, 78% are studying STEAM subjects!
Past camp locations include: Kosovo, Oregon, Estonia, Namibia, Georgia, Malawi, Peru, Rwanda (and Morocco virtually!)
Whether you want to be a WiSci camper or support the WiSci program, there are plenty of ways to participate in the gender equality movement.
What to Expect at WiSci
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Attend a WiSci Camp
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Partner With Us
Become a WiSci partner and help bridge the gender gap in STEM.Email WiSci@girlup.org