WiSci STEAM Camp para chicas

A nivel internacional, existe una marcada desigualdad de género en los campos de la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y la matemática (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM). El campamento WiSci Camp tiene el objetivo de reducir esa brecha a través del acceso a la educación, oportunidades de tutoría y capacitaciones de liderazgo.

APPLY for 2020 Camps

When and where will the 2020 camps be held?

WiSci Morocco will be hosted July 15-28 in Ifrane, Morocco at the Al Akhawayn University!

WiSci Indonesia will be hosted August 16-29 in Pontianak, Indonesia at the American Corner at the Universitas Tanjungpura Pontianak!

Want to apply to be a camper at one or both 2020 WiSci camps? Apply here!

Want to apply to be a counselor at one or both 2020 WiSci camps? Apply here!

¿Quiénes cumplen los requisitos para presentar una solicitud para participar en el campamento?

CAMPERS: Self-identifying girls, ages 15 to 18 by the first day of the camp, with at least one full year of high school remaining after camp ends, who are citizens of participating countries. Those who will identify as first generation college students upon entering college/university are highly encouraged to apply, as well as those applicants who have not traveled internationally previously.

WiSci Morocco Participating Countries: Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, and the USA.

WiSci Indonesia Participating Countries: Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia (with preference given to applicants from Penang and Sarawak), Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu, United States and more Asian countries to be announced soon!

Las solicitantes deben demostrar interés en los campos de STEAM y compromiso con sus escuelas y comunidades, si se les ha presentado la oportunidad. Se anima a las solicitantes a que nos informen si enfrentan algún obstáculo personal o económico que les impida desarrollar su interés en las disciplinas de STEAM o buscar oportunidades educativas y extracurriculares relacionadas con ellas. Se dará preferencia a las solicitantes que estén interesadas en aprender más sobre STEAM y tengan recursos económicos limitados o falta de acceso a otras oportunidades de aprendizaje. Además, las solicitantes deben tener buena disposición, amplitud de ideas e interés en experiencias de aprendizaje interculturales.

COUNSELORS:  Self-identifying women, ages 20 or older by the first day of the camp, currently enrolled or recently graduated from a College or University, who are citizens of participating countries. Applicants with experience caring for youth in an international, residential setting are highly encouraged to apply, as well as those applicants who have a firm belief in the value of diversity and inclusion in the STEAM fields.

WiSci Morocco Participating Countries: Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire, and the USA.

WiSci Indonesia Participating Countries: Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia (with preference given to applicants from Penang and Sarawak), Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, Samoa, United States, and more Asian countries to be announced soon!

¿Quiénes son los organizadores del campamento WiSci?

WiSci Camp is made possible through a public-private partnership, with many partners from around the world, including U.S. Department of State, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and Girl Up. The 2020 WiSci Sustaining partners include Caterpillar and Google.

¿Cuál es la fecha límite para presentar la solicitud para participar en el campamento?

Apply for WiSci Camps by Tuesday March 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET.

¿Cuándo se notificará a las participantes seleccionadas?

Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application by April 30, 2020.

¿Qué costo tiene asistir al campamento? ¿El alojamiento, la comida y las actividades están incluidos?

All selected 2020 participants will receive a scholarship to attend the camp free of charge, a value of over $5,000 USD. All costs associated with lodging, food, and activities during the camp are covered through the support of WiSci partners, in addition to transportation to/from the capital city of your home country (origin of departure). Participants may bring a limited amount of personal spending money for small souvenirs and snacks if they wish.

¿Debo tener un pasaporte para presentar una solicitud para participar en el programa?

No. No es requisito contar con un pasaporte para presentar una solicitud para el programa. However, participants will need a passport and potentially need a visa in order to travel to the host countries, once accepted.

¿Cuántas estudiantes participarán en el campamento?

Approximately 100 campers at each camp.

¿Con quién interactuarán las chicas que participen en el campamento?

Camp participants will most closely interact with their counselors, who are also invited from the same participating countries. Counselor and campers will stay in dormitory style housing onsite. Each Counselor will be responsible for a group of 10campers, called a “cohort,” during the entire WiSci camp. Each cohort will include girls from all participating countries. Each morning, the Counselor will facilitate a leadership training for her cohort. At the end of camp, the Counselor will support her cohort to prepare for a final presentation, in which each cohort synthesizes what they have learned at WiSci and how they knowledge and skills may be applied to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Camp staff will be composed of by Girl Up employees at all camps. All staff staying overnight on the camp premises are required to undergo a background check.

Girls will also interact with classroom facilitators and private-sector partner staff from organizations such as Google, who will also be present during the day to carry out STEAM programming. Otros mentores y oradores invitados, como funcionarios del gobierno, visitarán el campamento para interactuar con las participantes.