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Rocket Girls Camp Ready to Launch June 23

HCC is gearing up for this summer’s Rocket Girls Camp, a four-day session that teaches girls about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

Presented by the Challenger Learning Center (CLC), the Rocket Girls camp is for girls entering grades 4-8.  The camp will run June 23-26 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the CLC.

Attendees will engage in a variety of hands-on activities, such as engineering challenges, computer programming, a space launch and do-it-yourself projects.

To learn more about STEM careers, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with female professionals. “We want to get girls excited about STEM careers and get them thinking about their futures,” said Susan Evens, Rocket Girls organizer. “At camp, we can show them how cool STEM jobs are and how these women got their career going.”

Scheduled speakers include Karolyn Young, Principal Director at The Aerospace Corporation, Jennifer Eignebrode, NASA scientist from Goddard Space Flight Center and Sarah Daugherty, Test Director at Wallops Flight Facility.

For questions and to register for Rocket Girls, parents are encouraged to call 309-268-8160. Registration is also available online at heartland.edu/communityEd.  Cost is $216 if registered by June 1 and $240 after. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.