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WiSci 2015: A Journey of Self Discovery

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Emily Adcock, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Today is our last day in Rwanda, and a few of us got up to watch the sunrise for the last time. As I w...

WiSci 2015: Camp Wrap-Up

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

As part of the AOL Charitable Foundation's mission to increase access and opportunity for girls around the world, we're thrilled to be a founding part...

A Message in a Bottle

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Garima Singh, WiSci STEAM Camp participant WiSci STEAM Camp 2015 A week later and here I am sitting in my house with reliable 24/7 Wi-Fi, hot sh...

From the Beginning to the End

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Aashka Patel, WiSci STEAM Camp participant When I took my first step in Rwanda, all I could think about was sleep. I had just spent an exhausting ...

A Wave of Inspiration

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Katie Huang, WiSci STEAM Camp participant The eight hours of sleep I got each day was the bare minimum for me to have the energy to carry out all ...

WiSci2015: Week Three- WiSci2015 Ends with a Bang!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Week three, the last week of WiSci2015, did not disappoint!

A Tribute to Gashora

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Celine Estrada, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Entrance to the Gashora Girls Academy Three weeks. Three weeks without the comfort of my family a...

The Melting Pot of 9 Different Countries

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Nana Obrempongmaa Ofori-Atta, WiSci STEAM Camp participant The melting pot of 9 different countries, diverse cultures and wonderfully unique p...

We Need a Few Good Men

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By proactively empowering some key male advocates like we support and empower ourselves, we could reach progress a lot faster.

I Am Responsible

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Helena Tamene, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Never had I thought that the gender bias in my country is also faced in other parts of our world. Th...

WiSci 2015: Not Your Ordinary Summer Camp

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

When you bring 120 girls together from around the world and inspire them to learn and give them the freedom to create, there is no other word to describe it than magical.

A Bond, A Lesson, An Experience

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

We are all forced to remember that nothing worth its time and energy is easy, and when the camp is over and we return to our normal lives, we will be new and improved versions of ourselves. We will all share a bond, a lesson, and an experience of spending three weeks together in Rwanda, missing our homes and families, but having created a new family, too.

Girls' Camps?

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.19.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

My experience with Women in Tech at that local level was both inspiring and fun, getting me interested in the STEM fields. My team and I pushed through to the end, despite our difficulties, and I feel that we really learned how to communicate with others during that time.

WiSci 2015: Week Two, The Genius Displayed!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

Week two was simply spectacular! When was the last time you saw teenagers choose to remain in classes to do work instead of taking a break, never mind an afternoon break? Well, I witnessed this multiple times during week two of the WiSci2015 camp!

In Rwanda, Life Flows Like Water

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

The girls I have met at the WiSci STEAM camp, a three-week long intensive science and leadership program in Rwanda, speak with the strength of their country on their lips.

A Program Exchange Unlike Any Other!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Jennifer Leff, WiSci STEAM Camp staff member If someone asks you if you'd like to implement a summer camp for 120 girls in the heart of Rwanda--gr...

Science: The Story of Me

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

My journey to self discovery mirrors the art of science itself-- full of curiosity, challenge, exploration, and awareness to reach a conclusion. Growing to accept my own identity has been a journey somehow inexplicably linked to embracing science.

WiSci 2015: One Week Down, Two More to Go!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

The camp has come together so well; it is as close as possible to the image it conjured up back when it was just an idea, what seems like a million years ago. It makes all challenges, hassles, runarounds during the preparation time worth it all.

New Skills and New Friends

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 08.04.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

With week one over with, I feel as if I have been here for an infinitely long time. I have learned a great deal, but more importantly, I've forged connections with girls from all over the United States and Africa.

Women in STEAM-Related Fields

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

It is of great importance that I'll be able to share with other participants some aspects of our distinct cultures, hence improving our understandings of different cultures and giving us an unbiased view towards certain aspects.

I Can Do It!

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

These past two years have certainly not been easy, and there have been many long nights that on occasion have ended in tears, but I have a new perspective towards science. My current motto is: I can do it.

Making Connections With WiSci Sisters Around the World

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Ciara O'Donoghue, WiSci STEAM Camp participant As a rising sophomore at the Madeira School near Washington, DC, I'm anxiously counting down th...

Shades of Pink

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

By Sisipho Zinja, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Sisipho at the African Leadership Academy Diversity has always been an important source of my...

Belonging: Pre-Camp Speculations

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

It is only from discovering human connections from the people around us that we begin to understand ourselves and our leadership abilities better.

Ready for Take-off

Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Women in Science (WiSci) Girls Steam Camp

My journey to Rwanda starts in less than three hours. By this time tomorrow I will be in Washington D.C. with thirty other girls, trying -- and undoubtedly failing -- to get some sleep before our thirteen-hour flight to Africa.