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Girls in STEM Tech Nights

A Fun Twist on “Girl’s Night Out”

September 19 - September 26, 2017

Girls in STEM Tech Nights are a unique opportunity for girls in grades 4 through 8 to get hands-on experience with technology that’s being used by women working in the STEM field right now. This two-part program is a pilot in our Girls in STEM programming initiative and is open to the first 25 girls who complete registration/payment. This is a drop-off “mini-camp” experience, but parents are welcome to stay! Due to classroom size and supply limitations, we can’t accommodate siblings of registrants for this program.

Each session takes place from 5:30pm-8:00pm on Tuesday 9/19 and Tuesday 9/26. All registrants should be able to attend both evenings in order to get the most rewarding experience. Check-in on both nights is from 5:00pm – 5:30pm at the Information Desk.

This program is Supported by The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

Special thanks to 

Registration Deadline: Monday 9/11


Program Details:

  • 3D printing – design and print a three dimensional structure to be tested against the elements (on the second night)
  • Pneumatic syringes– build different things that use pressurized air using raw materials
  • Breadboards vs Soldering - compare and contrast two ways to make electrical circuits through hands-on experimentation


  • 3D printing – test the structure designed on the first night against the elements
  • 3Doodler – designing and exploring with a three dimensional writing pen
  • Vacuum-formed molding with plastic- design and mold a structure and test against the elements
  • Hydraulic syringes– build different things that use pressurized water (as opposed to air) and compare and contrast to last week’s use of pneumatic syringes

Girls currently enrolled in grades 4 – 8: $12.00 per girl (for both nights)
Whitaker Center Member discount–$10.00 per girl (for both nights). Must show valid WC membership at Check-In.

A limited amount of Scholarship funds are available for Pennsylvania ACCESS/EBT Card program participants. Please contact our Groups Sales Coordinator at groupsales@whitakercenter.org or 717-724-3862 for details on availability and registration information.

In order to accommodate every child who wants to attend the program, the cancellation deadline is 5:00pm on Wednesday, 9/6. Any cancellations made after that date will not be issued a refund.



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