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Summer Camp

Registration for Summer Camp 2018 is Now Closed 

This past August, FEMMES also held its sixth week-long summer day camp at Duke for fifty 5th-6th grade girls in Durham. Women from Duke University’s undergraduate and graduate student population served both as counselors and mentors. A past summer program’s theme was Forensic Science, and we incorporated fun hands-on activities such as fingerprint analysis, DNA extraction from cheek cells, blood spatter analysis, footprint impression, and powder analysis. In addition, participants were introduced to several exciting STEM research projects being conducted on Duke’s campus, including the Smart Home and the Duke immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE), a six-sided virtual reality theater. A field trip to the Duke Lemur Center was integrated into the camp curriculum as well. The camp was a huge success, and we are hoping to establish this summer camp program as a long-standing component of FEMMES.