July 30, 2013
GAMES or Girls Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science is an annual week-long camp designed to give academically talented high school aged girls and opportunity to explore engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields. Camps range in topics from chemical engineering, bioengineering, computer science, aerospace engineering, and others.
Led by department lecturer Dr.Jerrod Henderson and assisted by lecturer Dr. Troy Vogel as well as students and staff campers performed lab exercises while learning how chemical engineers impact the world.“Chemical Engineering gives young women the opportunity to explore how alternative sources of energy are discovered, harnessed, used for constructive ends, as economically as possible, with the least damaging impacts on our environment,” Henderson said.
Throughout the week, campers learned how to be better problem solvers, to consider what could be “bottlenecks” in the process, and discussed the variety of careers for a chemical engineer.