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Summer application 


Are you a girl of Color in grades 3-12 and interested in exploring aviation, robotics, financial wellness and the field of medicine?  If so, join us for our summer program at IUPUI.

During the summer 2023 program, we will focus on four themes:

1)    Aviation, past, present and future

2)    Robotics

3)    The mathematics of financial wellness

4)    The science of wellness


Aviation, past, present and future

Scholars will have an opportunity to explore the lives of historical and contemporary female figures in aviation. We will introduce scholars to the range of opportunities in aviation (pilot, maintenance, dispatcher, flight attendant, crew scheduler, and administration), educate students on flight physics, have scholars build remote-controlled aircraft, and participate in flight simulation. Scholars can also engage with girls who have and/or are working on their private pilot licenses. The goals of these experiences are to help GSI scholars see themselves as future aviators.



Scholars will have an opportunity to engage in an age-appropriate Vex robotics curriculum as they draw connections between various STEM domains, explore the engineering design process, and how robotics can help address needs within their community and the community at large.


The mathematics of financial wellness

Scholars will participate in a financial simulation, including exploring the root causes of wealth disparities and financial wellness through the lens of algebraic thinking.  


The science of wellness

Scholars will have an opportunity to explore a variety of medical fields and careers that help to support our physical and mental well-being. Scholars will participate in weekly mindfulness and other physical fitness sessions such as dance and yoga.

When: June 5th – June 30th (Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00 pm)- NO PROGRAMMING ON JUNE 19th in OBSERVATION OF JUNETEENTH.

Where: IUPUI’s School of Education 

Total Cost: Sliding scale ranging from $100 to $160 for the 4 weeks (actual summer program value is $1200 per scholar). Scholarships are available. We will share the payment link in our welcome email to accepted scholars.

Applications are open until April 15th or until spaces fill.  PLEASE APPLY SOON. SPACE IS LIMITED!

Please Contact Renee Barlow at with any questions.

  Girls STEM Summer Institute is open and available to all individuals, regardless of race or gender.

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