STEM Summer Institute
STEM Summer Institute (SSI), started in 2011, is our premier research-based STEM program where girls use the engineering design process to solve real world problems. We bring together girls from schools all over the Nashville area for an opportunity to model true integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a domain that is naturally appealing to girls – serving other girls in a global setting. This year we are partnering with the Lwala Community Alliance to solve a challenge facing the Lwala community in Kenya, Africa.
Students will research, design, build and test prototype solutions for the Lwala community. We will visit local labs and engage in conversations with a diverse group of women in STEM. At the end of camp, students will present their research projects to a team of STEM professionals.
Participating in SSI is an honor and students who attend proudly represent their schools. Prior STEM experience is not necessary; however, we want students who are eager to learn, willing to think creatively, and want to work as a team. New students must provide a recommendation from a teacher. Acceptance is granted on a rolling basis.