The highlight describes 10 years of the Scigirls summer camp and its impact on participants.

At the MagLab, back to school means back to cool … as in cool science lessons, teacher workshops, internships and other STEM education programs.

If you build fun, hands-on, science excursions, the girls will come. That's what SciGirls Summer Camp is all about.

Ten years and 260 girls later, we look back at the impact of SciGirls, a unique, hands-on summer camp for girls who dig science, by talking to two former campers.

The author examined the longitudinal trajectories of eleven college age young women who had participated in a STEM informal education program during middle school. This study provides a unique addition to the literature in that it provides a view of STEM identity trajectories over time, specifically focusing on how these women maintained interest or lost interest in STEM after participation in a STEM informal education program for girls.

The MagLab facilitates a semester-long Middle School Mentorship Program that brings middle school students to work with MagLab scientists on a research project. This program is directed by CIRL’s Outreach Coordinator, Carlos Villa.

The MagLab holds a Halloween themed event each year in October. This year the event was held Oct. 28. The Spooky Science event brings families to the lab for tours, hands-on activities, and a variety of other events planned by Public Affairs, the Center for Integrating Research and Learning, and scientists at the lab.

SciGirls Summer Camp is the result of a partnership between the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and our local public television station, WFSU. This camp gives middle school girls the opportunity to work with STEM professionals on hands-on projects. Thirty six middle school students participated in this year's camp, which was held from July 14-25. The girls participated in a number of activities planned by MagLab scientists.

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory hosts two one-week co-educational summer camps in June. This year the campers got into the spirit of World Cup Soccer. The MagLab camp teachers facilitated campers' understanding and practical applications of computer programming and robotics through the robots. The final event was a Robot World Cup Match.

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