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Girls And Science Camp

The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach is offering summer science opportunities designed to create a community of science explorers! Join scientists in a week-long exploration of STEM topics. Our day camps offer kids a chance to participate in interactive and innovative activities designed to strengthen their understanding of basic science concepts and keep them having fun! We will inquire about topics such as microbiology, the science of the brain, and robots.

GAS Camp will not be held in 2018. We have launched a new camp for kids in grades 1-6! 

History of GAS Camp

The Girls and Science (GAS) Camp was established at Vanderbilt University in the summer of 1999 by Dr. Virginia Shepherd and Vicki Metzgar, in partnership with the School of Medicine and Peabody College of Education, in response to the gender differences in science achievement found in high school. The camp initially offered sessions for 8th and 9th grade girls, but over time, demand changed and sessions for 7th and 8th graders became the focus.

The goals of the GAS Camp are to engage girls in science activities, to foster confidence in science achievement, and to encourage girls' enrollment in high school science courses.