Sign Up Your Girl for Summer STEM Fun at NYC Intrepid

Girls can get a jump on summer fun and STEM skills in an exciting NYC program for 8th and 9th-grade students

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The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex in New York City is now accepting applications for girls to its summer STEM program.

The GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive is a free six-week program for eighth and ninth grade girls. Fifty girls are selected to participate in hands-on experiences, field trips, and conversations with influential women currently in STEM fields. The program focuses on aerospace science, Earth science, and engineering; providing a range of study that appeals to different student interests.

Designed to foster critical-thinking skills; social and emotional development; and parent/guardian support, the GOALS program is particularly targeted to girls from high-need, low-income areas. Some of the benefits of the summer workshop include:

  • Lunch every day at the Intrepid
  • Metro Cards are provided to and from the museum
  • Two GOALS t-shirts to wear on field trips
  • Networking opportunities with women STEM professionals
  • Improved academic, collaborative, and public speaking skills
  • The chance to make friends with peers
  • Continued learning through weekend forums throughout the school year

Eligibility for the program is attending a New York City school; being a girl in eighth or ninth grade; and a willingness to commit to the six weeks as well as weekend experiences during the school year.

Some of the activities from last year’s program saw adventurous girls dissecting a sheep’s brain; extracting and visualizing their own DNA at Rockefeller University; sailing on a schooner at the South Street Seaport; and even rock climbing and rappelling off a 60-foot wall. The summer’s program ended with a sleepover party on the Intrepid’s vast and famous hangar deck.

Applications can be downloaded or completed online. Students have the option of having a teacher also provide a recommendation. Applications are due March 20th. The program officially kicks-off on July 10th.