Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Girls in STEM

Girls in STEM


Spring 2022 Girls in STEM Workshops are now on sale!

Join us for workshops designed for young ladies in 4-8 grade, who will participate  in activities that connect with real-world applications of STEM through design, programming, coding, engineering, and more. All workshops are held in the newly renovated PNC Innovation Zone and/or STEM Labs at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. 

Any questions or concerns can be directed to education@whitakercenter.org.

Please note, for Girls in STEM workshops held at Whitaker Center - Science Center exploration before or after your workshop is NOT included in the price of your workshop.  Science Center tickets can be purchased at the Box Office the day of your workshop if the science center is open to the public.  

Whitaker Center follows CDC guidelines and recommendations.  At this time, masks are optional. 


Girls in STEM Workshops for Grades 4-8!

Saturday, March 19 - 1:00-3:00 pm - Design a Rover: How do rovers help scientists study the surface of the moon or Mars? Participants will design and build a space rover that can perform one of the many tasks needed for space exploration.     $5 per person

Saturday, March 26 - 1:00-3:00 pm - Stop Motion Animation: Lights, camera, action! Participants will film and present a short stop motion film by developing a storyboard and filming with a friend. Then, we will sit back and view one another’s films!     $5 per person

Saturday, April 9 - 1:00-3:00 pm - Doodle Doctors: In this bioengineering and design challenge, girls will work with 3D printing pens to design a prototype for an animal prosthesis to overcome a simulated injury.     $5 per person

Saturday, April 30 - 1:00-3:00 pm - Kitchen Chemistry: Our ever-popular Kitchen Chemistry workshop is back! During this program, girls will explore the science of cooking by making pancakes and butter from scratch.      $5 per person

Girls in STEM

Girls in STEM GRADES 4-8

(PLEASE NOTE: These are four-day camps. Only register for one of these camps, not both. They are the same topic each week.)

July 5-8  

August 15-18

Girls will take a hands-on approach to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. They will be introduced to architecture and engineering, physics, chemistry, and coding through experiential activities and design challenges. The young ladies will learn vital communication skills while collaboratively working with their peers in this fast-paced STEM environment. Please note, the July and August camps are the same to maximize the number of young ladies able to be served under the grant funding.


Support the Girls in STEM Initiatives

When you make a $30, you will receive our Girls in STEM T-Shirt!  The 2021 winning design for the Girls in STEM t-shirt was created by 6th grader Sonna and shows the creativity in STEM fields.  All proceeds benefit Whitaker's Girls in STEM Initiative, empowering girls through fun and welcoming STEM activities.
Click here to purchase!


Girls in STEM programs are supported by The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation.

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