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First Impact Girls camp brings together Indigenous girls and STEM subjects

Monday, August 15, 2016

Girls experimenting around a small poolEleven Indigenous girls and their caregivers took part in the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre's first Impact Girls summer camp last week, a pilot program that aims to spark an interest in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) for girls in elementary school.

The idea is that interest needs to start before high school so that girls choose the right pre-requisites to make it into university. 

The camp was held in partnership with the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative at UWaterloo, in answer to a United Nations call to address gender inequality. Engineering Science Quest facilitated workshops.

> Read a Waterloo Record story about the Impact Girls camp