Summer Learning

Where to find summer coding camps for Teens

By on Jun 2, 2014 in For Girls, STEM, Summer Learning | 0 comments

I am particularly concerned about girls in STEM. Over the years, there’s been a significant drop in females graduates in computer science for example. According to the girlswhocode.com website, women represent only 12% of computer science graduates versus 37% in 1984. What happened?? For me personally, I started out in the STEM area as a college freshman. The...

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It’s not too late to keep students sharp through this summer

By on Jul 1, 2012 in Academics, Summer Learning | 0 comments

It’s already July, about the half-way mark for summer break. (Yes, I’m counting down for my 3 to go back to school…the sooner, the better!) There’s still time for students to make the most of their summer with learning. I like these 4 tips from a CNN blog because they are easy to incorporate into current summer plans: Learn something new . ....

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Teen traveling for summer camps?

Teen traveling for summer camps?

By on May 21, 2012 in Campus Visits, Summer Learning, Teens/Pre-Teens | 0 comments

As a parent of 1 pre-teen and 2 teenagers, I sometimes feel like my entire spring is spent planning their summer camps. Finding a camp that fits well with our summer goals is actually not so hard. The most time consuming aspect is figuring out all the travel arrangements for residental programs. It is not always possible for my husband or me to travel with them. So...

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Girls’ Camps in Chicago introduces Manufacturing during K-12

By on Aug 20, 2011 in For Girls, K-12, Summer Learning | 1 comment

In the last decade, there has been a proliferation of STEM-related camps targeted for girls only. The national Women in Engineering organization, for example, hosts Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day along with several other programs on college campuses. This camp held in a suburb of Chicago focuses on manufacturing, a highly technical field where only about a...

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Ohio University in Athens for the Summer and Academic Year

By on Jul 12, 2011 in Campus Visits, College Experience, Summer Learning | 0 comments

Who knew it would be so difficult to find on-campus parking at Ohio University in Athens . . . in the middle of the summer? My tour guide stated that this summer was unusually busy on campus and likely due to students taking courses in preparation for the university changeover from quarters to semesters. The 2011-12 academic year will be the last year that Ohio...

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If your family is relocating, please keep reading . . .

By on Jun 30, 2011 in Academics, Family, K-12, Literacy, Podcast, Summer Learning, Teens/Pre-Teens | 0 comments

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably relocated before. As stressful as it is, I have moved eleven times since college. I moved from Palo Alto to New Hampshire. New Hampshire to Phoenix. Phoenix to Memphis. Memphis to New York City. New York City to San Francisco. San Francisco to Detroit. Detroit to Cleveland. Cleveland to San Francisco. San Francisco...

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