SWOSU SAGE STEAM Camp Seeking Nominations of Seventh Grade Students
Oklahoma students will have the opportunity again to experience the SAGE STEAM Camp at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford during the 2021 summer.
The Southwest Alliance for Girls’ Enrichment (SAGE) Committee members are looking for students from across the state who are currently in seventh grade and interested in exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Humanities, and Mathematics). The camp is geared toward students—especially females—who may have limited access to STEAM-related activities and may truly benefit from this experience, personally or academically.
Students will stay overnight in university residence halls during the week of camp, from June 13 to 19. They will participate in hands-on activities, interact with role models from STEAM fields, and travel off-campus to experience STEAM on-site. Students will also learn about career opportunities that feature and integrate the STEAM fields.
Student nominations by teachers, counselors and principals are now being accepted online. New this year, nominations also may be provided by Girl Scout and Boy Scout leaders. After being nominated, students will complete an online application by February 23 and then undergo a “get-to-know-you” phone interview in March. Up to 40 students will be selected to attend the SAGE STEAM Camp at SWOSU. They will join the students who were selected from the 2020 camp, which was postponed until this summer due to COVID-19.
Campers pay a non-refundable $200 registration fee; the remaining $900 in costs per camper is covered by grants and generous supporters, which include personal donors, Oklahoma businesses and community organizations. To reduce financial burden, reduced registration fees and payment plans are available, as needed. Tax-deductible donations to the SAGE STEAM Camp may be made via the SWOSU Foundation, and both in-kind and monetary contributions are welcome.
The student nomination form and more information about the camp may be found online at https://www.swosu.edu/about/pre-college-programs/sage-steam-camp/become-camper.php, or may be acquired by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.