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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.

  1. Only 26%

    of STEM jobs are held by women

  2. 35%

    of all students enrolled in STEM-related fields of study are women

  3. 800+

    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 2020

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), 2020 WiSci Camps will be postponed. See below for more information.

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 Indonesia

WiSci Indonesia is postponed until 2021. 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!

WiSci Indonesia will be held in 2021 in Pontianak, Indonesia at the American Corner at the Universitas Tanjungpura Pontianak.

WiSci Morocco

WiSci Morocco is postponed until 2021. Application decisions have been sent to all applicants from Morocco and the U.S.A. Application decisions will be shared with applicants from Cote d’Ivoire before the end of 2020.

WiSci Morocco Participating Countries: Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, and the USA.

WiSci Morocco will be held in 2021 in Ifrane, Morocco at the Al Akhawayn University.

Camp SUCCESS

Invest in Girls

To date, WiSci Camps have trained 800+ girls from 20 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, and Rwanda

WiSci Rwanda 2015
WiSci Peru 2016
WiSci Georgia 2018
WiSci Namibia 2018
WiSci Kosovo 2019
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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.

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