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Expanding your Horizons
EYH is a national program to involve 6th-9th grade girls in science, math and engineering. On Saturday October 13, Robert Morris University will host a day of workshops, demonstrations, and a career fair. The deadline for registration is October 5.

Programs at Carnegie Mellon

SWE High School Days and Middle School Days
The Carnegie Mellon student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) sponsors several day long programs throughout the school year to give high school girls hands on experience with engineering.

Women@SCS Computer Science outreach programs
Women@SCS (Women at the School of Computer Science) sponsors many different programs to involve girls in computing. Check out their roadshow which they can bring to your school.

Robotics Academy
The Carnegie Mellon National Robotics Engineering Center has a large outreach program. They have summer camps and competitions for students, professional development for teachers, videos, robotics curriculum ...

Summer Academy for for Mathematics and Science (SAMS)
SAMS is a 6 week summer academy for students entering 11th or 12th grade. From their web site: "Simply stated, the objective of the Summer Programs for Diversity is to expand the pipeline by enrolling high school students who will grow educationally and personally, and therefore succeed in gaining admission to selective colleges and universities. To that end, we recruit, admit and enroll good students who can become excellent students when given access to educational opportunities at Carnegie Mellon." The program is free to admitted students.

This web site also has links to other summer pre-college programs at Carnegie Mellon. Current pre-college programs include Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, Music, and the Game Academy. The Game Academy is an intensive study of video game design and development.

The PROGRESS program at the Heinz School helps girls learn how to negotiate. They have programs for girls aged 8-12 and also have material for adults.

PA Governor's School
The PGSS is an ungraded summer enrichment program which is in session for five weeks, seven days per week. All students are required to live on the CMU campus in college dormitories. It is an intense program in which the students take lecture courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. In addition, they are expected to participate in their choice of one laboratory course in either biology, chemistry, physics, or computer science, and to engage in team research projects in one of the above five major discipline areas. The students also have the opportunity to take elective courses which may vary from year to year, to participate in several field trips, and to be further enriched by a distinguished guest lecture series and special seminars on leadership and college selection.

Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach
The Gelfand Center web page keeps a page of outreach programs at Carnegie Mellon.

University of Pittsburgh

Technology Leadership Institute
The mission of the Technology Leadership Institute (TLI) is to provide high school students with opportunities, tools and motivation needed to pursue Computer Science related degrees and excel academically, socially and professionally.

Pitt Engineering Career Access Program (PECAP)
PECAP includes a pre-college and a college component and provides a continuous pipeline for students to move from high school to college. INVESTING NOW and CARE (Critical and Analytical Reasoning Enrichment) make up the PECAP Pre-College Component

Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center - Girls, Math & Science Partnership (GMSP)
The Girls, Math & Science Partnership's mission is to engage, educate, and embrace girls as architects of change. Working with girls age 11 - 17 and their parents, teachers, and mentors, we draw organizations, stakeholders, and communities together in an effort to ensure that girls succeed in math and science.

Click! is an urban adventure program for middle school girls run by the Girls, Math Science Partnership. After five days of training, Click! girls have an all-day Saturday adventure at Carnegie Science Center that, if successful, will earn them a new status level in the Click! agency. Click! Level 1: The Click! Level 1 Case is a biomedical mystery awaits involving one of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Click! Level 2: The Click! Level 2 Case is being piloted this fall with a small group of willing Click! agents. The Case is an environmental mystery.

National Engineers Week
National Engineers Week includes: Build a Contraption, for students in grades 9-12; Design a City, for students in grades 7-8; Inspire a Future Engineer, a field trip opportunity for all grades.

Programs outside Pittsburgh

Girls Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science
G.A.M.E.S is an annual week long residency camp at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, designed to give academically talented middle school aged girls an opportunity to explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities, and contacts with women in these technical fields.