Normandale Wraps up 12th Annual STEM Camp for Girls

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College held its 12th annual STEM Camp for girls in grades 5th through 9th during the week of June 24 to 28.

The camp is designed to combine fun and games from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with speakers and field trips. 

This year's theme was "Building a Better Earth". During the week, the campus built a green roof bird feeder, competed in a wind turbine blade challenge, learned about environmental engineers and used knowledge about recycling to help ocean pollution.  

There was also a field trip to on June 26 to Green River Energy in Maple Grove, Minn. Green River Energy is a not-for-profit wholesale elective power cooperative which provides electricity to 28 member-owner distributive cooperatives, serving 700,00 families, farms and businesses in Minnesota.  

The goal of the camp is to provide experiences that are intended to give the participants an opportunity to engage in the engineering design process and discuss careers in technology with those in the field.  

Photo Gallery from 2019 STEM Camp