Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE) FULL CLOSED For 2016

2016 FULL AND CLOSED - WL full
Camp Dates:
June 20-24, 2016
Application Deadline: April 8, 2016


What is it?
The Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE) camp
is an exciting one-week, day program for students who will complete the 7th or 8th grade in June 2016.

GISE focuses on hands-on activities that are both fun and challenging.  Campers elect a focus project in a particular subject area to attend each morning (e.g. chemistry, engineering survey, biomedical/electrical engineering, human genetics, and physics). We allow 15-17 students in each Focus project. Focus projects are planned and taught by University of Michigan faculty, staff and students. Afternoons are spent in a variety of hands-on science and engineering activities, including group collaborative competitions, touring dynamic UM labs and learning about science and engineering careers.  

Our campers are chaperoned in groups of 15-17 with two University of Michigan student chaperones per group. Students will meet women scientists and engineers and other students, like themselves, with interests in science, math and engineering. Campers will have lots of fun exploring the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

GISE is sponsored by the University of Michigan, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program in cooperation with the UM Medical School, College of Engineering, and College of Literature, Science and the Arts.    

How Much Does it Cost?
GISE costs $350 for a five-day session.  This tuition includes five full days of program activities from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.  Please note that the program is extended on Wednesday until 7:30 PM (dinner and an evening program provided).  Lunch is not provided.  Students should bring a bag lunch every day.  All instructional costs, supplies, and equipment are included.

Need based scholarships are available. Please see information below.

Optional early drop-off and late pick-up is available for an additional fee.

When and Where is It?
GISE will be held on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.  One session will be offered.

Monday - Friday, June 20 –  June 24, 2016, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Extended on Wednesday, June 22 until 7:30 PM

Students attending the program will meet each morning on the UM central campus.  Throughout the day, campers move with their UM student leaders to different instructional settings around central, north and the medical school campus.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
You are eligible to apply for GISE if:

         • You will complete the 7th OR 8th grade in June 2016
            (we do not anticipate any extra spaces for students completing 6th grade)
        •  You have an interest in science, mathematics, or engineering
        •  You send us a complete application, including a letter of recommendation
            time stamped no later than April 8, 2016
            (we will accept applications after this date if space is available)
        • No previous experience in computers, physics, engineering, chemistry or human genetics
            is necessary.

How Do I Apply?
Complete the entire student application form. Ask a math or science teacher to serve as a positive recommender and either share the link to the teacher recommendation form with them or they can find the link on our website.

We will not consider an application until it is complete, including a letter of recommendation.  

How Will I Be Notified of Acceptance?
Applications will be reviewed mid April.  All applicants will receive a letter by the first week of May to let them know if they have been accepted.  Please DO NOT send money with your application.  Accepted students will be asked to send a non-refundable, space-reserving deposit of $150.00 by May 13 with a balance of $150 due by June 10.

Need Based Scholarships Available
The need based scholarship form is included in this application. If paying for camp is a hardship for your family, please complete the scholarship form.


For More Information or Questions, Please Contact:
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program
University of Michigan
3236 Undergraduate Science Building (USB)
204 Washtenaw
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2215
Phone: (734) 615-4455
Fax: (734) 615-4450