Texas A&M University-Kingsville

College of Engineering Promotes Engineering, Manufacturing, Science for Girls During Summer Camp

KINGSVILLE - July 16, 2010

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4979

KINGSVILLE (July16, 2010) – Nearly 35 young female students from across South Texas are spending the week learning about engineering, science and manufacturing during the Girls in Engineering, Manufacturing and Science (GEMS) summer camp at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Historically, the number of female students pursuing studies in engineering and science fields has been lower than the number of male students. Camp organizers hope the hands-on projects and technical lessons the girls learn during the GEMS camp will help motivate them to consider careers in engineering and science fields.

Throughout the camp, students from Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Bishop, Alice, Mathis, Riviera, Falfurrias, Freer and Donna have worked with faculty, staff and graduate students from the A&M-Kingsville’s Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering. Students have participated in hands-on projects that have focused on a variety of topics ranging from the production of solar energy, to robotics to air pollution and its impact on health.

The 2010 camp marks the second year A&M-Kingsville sponsors the GEMS camp.

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