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Free “She Can” STEM Summer Camp

The National Air and Space Museum is launching “She Can” — a two-week STEM summer camp program this July and August at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

She Can is designed for students with an interest in aviation and seeks to empower young women to succeed in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. Open to sixth- through eighth-grade girls, the museum will offer the free aviation-focused experience to low-income students in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The museum will accept applications until June 18, 2018, for the camp’s 60 total slots.

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Throughout the two-week camp, girls will participate in a number of aviation activities, including hands-on flight instruction on FAA-certified simulators, a 30-minute discovery flight with a local flight school, a high-altitude weather balloon launch, and indoor skydiving. They will also meet women working in a variety of aviation fields, such as air traffic control, cybersecurity, and commercial aviation.

Two sessions will be offered, July 23-August 3, 2018, and August 6-17, 2018. Participants must be from Title 1-eligible schools (find Title 1 schools here: Fairfax County | Loudoun County | Prince William County) or be eligible for free or reduced lunch. Interested students must submit an application, including a short statement on why they would like to participate and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader. The application is available here.

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is located at 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly, VA 20151.

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