FOCUS Camp 2017 – Encouraging Girls of Minorities to Pursue STEM

Android app. development, robotics, and bioinformatics are topics that are not usually associated with summer activities for kids, but they definitely were at the Females of Color Underrepresented in STEM (FOCUS) Camp sponsored by Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead, Inc. From June 26-30, 2017, George Mason University and the College of Science were hosts to dozens of rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who learned how to use critical thinking for fun and creative problem solving activities involving technology, engineering, forensic sciences, and mathematics. The event also attracted attention of local ABC7 news and Veronica Johnson of Good Morning Washington!  Below are a number of pictures from the week long event:

For more information regarding future FOCUS Camp opportunities, please visit this link!