Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer Day Camp for Girls at Grand Valley State University
June 16 - 19, 2014 and June 23 - 26, 2014

Welcome to STEPS at Grand Valley State University!
Science Technology & Engineering Preview Summer (STEPS) Camp for Girls is a day-camp preview of science, engineering and technology for young ladies between the 6th and 7th grades.  The theme of airplane flight is utilized to integrate technical classes and recreational activities, all the while encouraging social development and personal growth.  The girls, in teams of roughly ten, each manufacture and assemble a radio controlled airplane with the assistance of teachers, counselors and volunteers.  By the end of the week, the girls fly their airplanes at a sanctioned fly field, with the help of certified pilots.  Throughout the week, the girls learn theory of flight, utilize manufacturing equipment and tools, and ultimately learn a lot more about their own personal capabilities and potential.
~ Watch the STEPS fly field video-2009

Funding for the STEPS program is provided through federal and corporate donations.
To learn more, check out the STEPS and other SME Education Foundation programs on these websites:
www.uwstout.edu/steps/index.cfm
www.stthomas.edu/engineering/outreach/steps/
www.manufacturingiscool.com
www.smeef.org/
www.eng-sci.udmercy.edu/pre-college/summer/
 

Funding for the STEPS program is provided through federal and corporate donations. Click here to view the sponsors.