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Women in Science (WiSci)

Only 26% of STEM jobs are held by women in STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Worldwide, women represent only 35% of all students enrolled in STEM-related fields of study. The WiSci Girls STEAM Camp aims to help bridge that gap through access to education, mentorship opportunities, and transformational leadership training.

  1. Only 26%

    of STEM jobs are held by women

  2. 35%

    of all students enrolled in STEM-related fields of study are women

  3. 800+

    girls have been trained in our WiSci Camps

Opportunity of a Lifetime

WiSci Girls’ STEAM Camps are an elite opportunity for secondary school girls from around the world to dive into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Mathematics) subjects alongside their peers and develop their leadership skills in a unique cross-cultural environment, with all expenses paid.

WiSci Camps are a safe, supportive, and girl-centered environment, bringing together 100 teen girls from three or more countries, to live and learn together for two weeks  while exploring their interests in STEM. Camps include expert facilitators in STEM and girls’ leadership who provide a first-class classroom curriculum, mentorship opportunities, and skills training. Campers learn to value taking risks and to bounce back after failing, in a fun camp environment.

Since 2015, WiSci Camps have been made possible thanks to private-public partnerships between Girl Up and the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, Intel, Google, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and many other incredible partners who are committed to closing the gender gap in STEAM.

Wisci Camps 2021

In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, and after careful consideration and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2021 and 2022 WiSci Camps will be held virtually.

The health and safety of staff, partners and our girl participants is our top priority, and we thank you for your understanding. In the meantime, the Girl Up Team and our partners will continue to move our work forward.

WiSci Camps 2022

WiSci Central America

Camper and Counselor applications are now open! WiSci Central America will be held virtually from January 24th – January 29th, 2022 from 1:00-5:00pm PDT. Campers and Counselors will be selected from Panama, Costa Rica, the U.S.A, and U.S.A territories. Applications for WiSci Central America campers and counselors are open now until Friday, October 22nd at 11:59 PM PDT.

WiSci Central America Participating Countries: Panama, Costa Rica, and the U.S.A.

WiSci Indonesia

WiSci Indonesia is postponed until 2022. Applications will re-open at a date to be determined at a later time.

WiSci Indonesia Participating Countries: Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia (with preference given to applicants from Penang and Sarawak), Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu, the USA and Vietnam.


Invest in Girls

To date, WiSci Camps have trained 900+ girls from 30 countries around the world. A recent impact survey shows that 90% of campers improved their leadership skills as a result of WiSci Camp. Of the WiSci alumni who are now completing their tertiary (University/College) education, 78% are studying STEAM subjects!

Past camp locations include: Kosovo, Oregon, Estonia, Namibia, Georgia, Malawi, Peru, Rwanda (and Morocco virtually!)

WiSci Rwanda 2015
WiSci Peru 2016
WiSci Georgia 2018
WiSci Namibia 2018
WiSci Kosovo 2019
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