CINCINNATI, OHIO – July 11, 2019 – iSPACE, the premier provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning in the Greater Cincinnati Region, has been awarded a $1,000 grant by Greater Cincinnati Foundation to support iSPACE’s C-STEM GIRL (Girls in Robotics Leadership) Summer Camp.
As the region’s leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone – now, and for generations to come.
The C-STEM Girls in Robotics Leadership Camp (GIRL) is focused on motivating girls in middle school entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade to learn computing and STEM concepts through a fun and exciting robotics-based curriculum. In addition to the curriculum, we plan to introduce campers to women in a variety of STEM careers. This leadership camp will enable campers to serve as leaders and inspire other young girls to gain interest in science and technology through creating and joining robotics clubs in their schools and participating in the RoboPlay Competition on C-STEM Day. The camp participants are also eligible for the Girl’s Leadership Award. The curriculum focus is: Programming in C, Leadership Skills, Teamwork, Building Confidence, Women in IT, and of course, making new friends! The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Grant will help girls from underserved communities attend iSPACE C-STEM GIRL camp this July.
iSPACE, the STEM Learning Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, serving the Greater Cincinnati Region. iSPACE programs are aligned with national and state educational standards and complement teaching curricula, but they reach beyond the formal classroom setting to spark curiosity and inspire interest in STEM. For more information, visit iSPACEstem.org.