BeWISE Camp

BeWISE Camp Encourages
Young Women in Science and Math

The Zanesville AAUW Branch is accepting applications for scholarships for the BeWISE science and math camp. This year BeWISE camp celebrated 25 plus years in promoting math, science, technology, and engineering. More than 3,000 seventh and eighth-grade girls have participated in the program since its inception.

The camp for girls entering grades seven or eight in the fall of 2018 will be held June 2019 on the campus of Dennison University in Granville.

The program is designed to develop interest, excitement, and self-confidence in young women by emphasizing hands-on activities in mathematics and science. The camp will also offer many activities such as swimming, volleyball and tennis.

Local chair of the Scholarship Committee is Molly Tharp, who may be contacted at 740-787-2879 or at rdodson8@columbus.rr.com for additional information and scholarship forms. Application forms must be submitted to Ms.Tharp.

The Zanesville Branch and the Physicians Group of Southeastern Ohio sent twelve girls to the AAUW Ohio BE WISE Camp in June. The campers come from Muskingum, Guernsey, Fairfield, and Perry counties. two of the campers, one counselor-in-training and their mothers were are guests at the September meeting. The girls shared their camp experiences.

During the week long summer camp at Denison University, the girls participated in classes in astronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, math and physics.  They also explored careers in math, science, engineering, and technology.