CNY STEM summer camp for young women

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About  1,000 talented high school students from across the state, the nation, and even the world are arriving in Central New York ready to demonstrate their knowledge about a wide array of environmental and energy issues. 

They’re competing in the Genius Olympiad at SUNY Oswego this week.  Mary Eileen Wood with the Terra Science and Education Foundation says it’s a chance to let the students know they can make already make a difference.

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Growing the technology sector in Central New York could be dependent on getting more young women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  The AT&T and CNY STEM Hub Camp for Young Women at LeMoyne College kicked off this week.  The week-long summer program immerses 30 local high school girls in the STEM fields, with a focus this year on computer coding and the continued development of drones.  Le Moyne College President Linda LeMura shared one example of a local science role model for campers.

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  Thirty girls from Syracuse-area high schools are the first to complete the region’s inaugural science, technology, engineering and math summer camp.   The week-long CNY Stem Summer Camp for Young Women was hosted by Le Moyne College.  Camp director Meriel Stokoe says many similar camps end in middle school.

That's why this camp was so perfect," Stokoe said.  "I've heard from a few of them that they kind of aged out of stuff.  So, I'm hoping in the future that people won't forget about high school girls.”