CAMP INFO

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

Design Connect Create is an immersive, hands–on experience specifically for female students. Students who participate form a deep understanding of fascinating concepts and build confidence to move forward in science knowing they will be successful. They also have tons of fun, meet new friends, and are introduced to professional women role models working within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.

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WHEN and WHERE IS THE CAMP?

July 9 - 20, Monday through Friday, 9 am - 3 pm

UTDesign Studio, Synergy Park, UT Dallas Campus

3000 Waterview Parkway, Richardson, TX 75080

WHO CAN ATTEND THE CAMP?

  • Girls who will be in grades 8 to 12 in the fall (Why just girls? Learn why here.)
  • No previous or planned coursework requirements
  • Note: if the student has already taken physics, some concepts may be a review

WHAT WILL STUDENTS DO?

  • Enjoy 50 hours of STEM programming during a 2-week day camp
  • Immerse themselves in inquiry-based labs mapped to state TEKS for physics
  • Exercise creativity and collaboration skills through team-based engineering design challenges that apply learning
  • Improve spacial skills with logic and 3D visualization puzzles
  • Challenge themselves to develop a growth mindset
  • Equip themselves with tools to combat stereotype threat, and gender inequities
  • Explore STEM careers through presentations, panels and discussions
  • Engross themselves in fascinating and engaging demonstrations
  • Visit local STEM companies and universities

WHAT WILL THE STUDENTS GET?

  • Super Cool shirt
  • Lunch and snacks each day
  • UTD Campus parking pass (if needed)
  • Inspired learning, lasting memories and lifelong friends!

WHY ARE WE DOING IT?

We aim for the following outcomes at each camp:

  • 95% say they are better prepared for physics
  • 90% say they are better prepared for college and career decisions
  • 90% say there are more interested in a career that involves STEM

HOW MUCH DOES THE CAMP COST?

  • The total tuition is $600, including a $ 50.00 non-refundable registration deposit. 
  • Some scholarships are available to those demonstrating financial need. 
  • Installment options available; all payments due by June 15, 2018.
Tuition registration process
  1. Pay your non-refundable registration deposit of $50. You will be provided the link to registration page in the receipt email,  sent after successful processing of your payment. Pay now.
  2. Download the forms for the Parental Consent forms here, sign and prepare for uploading as an attachment to the registration.
  3. The deadline for tuition-based registration is June 30, 2018. 
Scholarship application process
  1. Download the forms for the Parental Consent forms here, sign and prepare for uploading as an attachment to the application.
  2. Apply for a scholarship. The deadline for scholarship applications is June 15, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent June 20, 2018. If you apply for a scholarship and do not get an immediate response by email, contacts info@designconnectcreate.org.

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