Rocket Girls Day Camp

Rocket Girls at WVSU funded by NASA WV Space Grant Consortium is a summer camp and academic year club that aims to promote interest in STEM through hands-on, stimulating and age appropriate activities from a curriculum designed by MIT Edgerton Center. It provides a supportive environment for campers to engage in the Engineering Design Process (EDP), which helps them develop growth mindsets and self-confidence. This year, 18 girls engaged in this week long camp where they reported having a better understanding of the fundamentals of rocket flight, as well as an increase in the confidence they had in their ability to build model rockets after attending camp.