The Division of Engineering Programs at SUNY New Paltz is sponsoring the College’s first ever TINKER camp, a week-long program designed to support high school-aged girls who are interested in careers in engineering.
The camp will run from Aug. 1 – 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Resnick Engineering Hall on the New Paltz campus. It is open to girls preparing to enter grades 9 through 11.
The schedule of events includes integrated, hands-on projects covering four distinct areas of engineering: civil, biomedical, electrical and mechanical.
The TINKER program focuses on connecting the campers with women who are active in the engineering industry. The camp aims to debunk some of the most common misconceptions that contribute to suppressing the numbers of women who enter this field, and inspire a new generation of young women to consider the many possibilities an engineering education opens.
Key to this process is the participation of many student representatives of New Paltz’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) group as speakers, teachers and camp organizers. Continue reading