Tech-G Summer Camp for Girls at UOWD
Conceptualized and founded in 2016 by Dr Zeenath Reza Khan, based on her research and tried and tested model of engaging girls successfully towards STEM education career, Tech-G Summer Camp is the first such initiative in the UAE that targets female students specifically. Moreover, Dr. Khan is joined this year by Dr. Mai El Barachi, as event Co-Chair. Dr. El Barachi is an advocate of girls' education in STEAM majors, and has contributed this year with the design of new workshops and practical activities that are meant to give young girls a flavour of science, technology, and maths.
“In order to defeat the implicit bias against girls in this field, we need explicit actions,” says Dr Khan.
Tech-G Summer Camp is just such an action. The camp has been designed to provide a condensed yet pedagogically sound, interactive, exposure to the STE(A)M curricula, method of teaching and careers for female students from schools around the UAE. The workshops are designed by STEM experts, conducted by STEM students and Alumni of UOWD or by leading STEM industry female role models such as the Education team from World Wildlife Fund who supported the camp in 2017. The camp is also regularly supported by the Wo-Gi Foundation, an online initiative that supports women and girls empowerment.
Summer Camp Event
Tech-G Summer Camp 2018 has exciting programs lined up for the participants. The event agenda* are as follows:
8 July 2018
|Science (Projectile Motion and Static Friction Workshop)||Computer Lab 124, First Floor, Block 5||Abigail Copiaco
9 July 2018
|Technology (Mobile App Development Workshop)||Computer Lab 103, First Floor, Block 5||Tanisha Prabhu
10 July 2018
|Engineering (Spaceship Interface & Love-O-Meter Workshop)||Computer Lab 139, First Floor, Block 5||Abigail Copiaco
11 July 2018
|Arts and Math (Game Development Workshop)||Computer Lab 103, First Floor, Block 5||Chandani Vaya
12 July 2018
|Mini-STEAM Competition, Career Advice and Certificate Awarding Ceremony||Multipurpose Hall, Ground Floor, Block 5||MC: Priyanka Harish & Sanjana Raheja
KeyNote: Dr Mai ElBarachi (Research Team Leader, Associate Professor)
Closing Remarks: Dr Farhad Oroumchian (Associate Dean - Education)
Vote of Thanks - Dr Zeenath Khan (Founder, Tech-G)
*Agenda subject to change without prior notice
|9:00am – 9:30am||Registration and light refreshments|
|9:30am – 12:30pm||Tutorial and Workshop|
|12:30pm – 1:00pm||Winding Down and light refreshments|
Registration Fee and Space
There is a nominal registration fee for each participant – AED50 +VAT per head for the entire camp.
Please note – the registration fee is a participating fee for the female students. The fee includes attending the events and competition. Students wishing to attend all five days or attending any one of the days will be expected to pay the full AED 50 fee +VAT, regardless of the number of days of attendance.
Please note there are limited seats for the event. Each day we can accommodate 25 female students only. Registration and booking will be on a first-come-first-serve basis and seat may be confirmed ONLY UPON PAYMENT
Click here to download Tech-G Camp details and Registration Form.