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PCC camp gives high school girls level playing field

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In its second year, the all-girls FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics camp is hosted by PCC’s Machine Manufacturing Technology Program at the Sylvania Campus. The camp introduces high school girls from all over the area to machine shop theory and engineering basics of robotics as well as provides them with lab time with machines. It’s a way to give girls a learning environment with a STEM focus without feeling pressured by boys. The camp is made possible from corporate and community funding through the PCC Foundation and by support from a National Science Foundation grant.

For more on this camp and how it and the boys camp came about, read last year’s feature.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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x by Josephine Pino 2 years ago

I was fortunate enough to meet some of these young woman who also participated intensively in the Wearable Tech camp last week at PCC’s Maker Space. They are creative, intelligent young innovators with great futures to look forward to.

x by Jim Rise 1 year ago

I coach a FIRST Robotics team. How do I get my girls (and boys) signed up for one of these camps?

x by PCC Foundation showcases all-girls Machine Shop and MakerSpace Robotics camps | PCC News 1 year ago

[…] first became involved in FIRST in 2008. In 2013, all-girls camps were added, increasing the popularity exponentially, said PCC Foundation Corporate Relations Officer Matt […]

x by PCC Foundation showcases all-girls machine shop, robotics camps | PCC News 1 year ago

[…] first became involved in FIRST in 2008. In 2013, all-girls camps were added, increasing the popularity exponentially, said PCC Foundation Corporate Relations Officer Matt […]

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