STEM Leadership Academy for Girls

Schedule now for 2014!


Splash Underwater Robotics
June 17- June 21, 2013 9am-2pm


Are you a girl in 8th to 12th grade and interested in science and community service? Sign up for a fun summer robotics opportunity that will not only involve underwater robotics challenges, but will prepare you with the leadership skills to help younger girls work with robotics at an upcoming camp scheduled August 12-16 (if you so choose). The Washington County Museum is hosting a week-long STEM Leadership Academy. A small group of high school girls will follow the National Science Foundations’ Waterbotics lesson plans to build a Lego robot and compete in challenges. But not just any challenges—underwater challenges, both on the surface of the water and vertical motion in an eight foot diameter pool!


Why do underwater robotics?


Why Do Underwater Robotics? As recent headlines have shown, engineers are increasingly called upon to deal with complex, non-traditional and previously unforeseen challenges. The underwater environment of the WaterBotics program will give you a sense of both the known and unknown challenges that real engineers face every day.

  • Learn new thinking skills
  • Learn programming skills
  • Learn engineering design skills
  • Learn teamwork techniques
  • Meet professionals and learn about internships and college scholarships

You will discover technical talents you didn’t know you had! Guest speakers will visit the Museum to share how their careers use real-life applications of these robots. At the end of STEM Leadership Academy, you will be equipped with important leadership skills. If you so choose, you will have the opportunity to put those leadership skills to work and lead middle school girls through a Robotics camp in August.


Please check space availability by calling 503.645.5353 or emailing


Click Here to Download the STEM Leadership Academy For Girls Registration Form