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An Engineering Camp for High School Girls

TINKER is a unique, student-run engineering camp for high school girls designed to expose girls to the different disciplines of engineering while debunking the common misconceptions that prevent women from considering an engineering career.

About the camp

Students are mentored by professional women engineers, faculty, and students - as well as work in teams with other participants.

The week begins with a one-hour orientation, and concludes with a dinner banquet. Parents/guardians are invited to the banquet, and students will have the opportunity to present about their experience at TINKER.

No engineering experience required!

Camp Includes:

  • ​Hands-on projects
  • Tours of local engineering companies
  • Presentations from professors
  • Networking with female engineers
  • Teamwork exercises

Details

TINKER is a summer engineering camp for incoming high schools girls (i.e., 9th-12th grade students), typically held in August on UB's North Campus in Davis Hall.

Cost of registration is $425 and covers all camp activities including:

  • 5-6 fun, hands-on engineering projects
  • 2-3 company tours and transportation to the companies
  • Presentations from engineering professors at the school
  • TINKER T-shirts, drawstring bag and other camp supplies
  • Orientation: On the first day of camp, there will be a one hour parent/guardian orientation. The orientation will review all of the activities of the camp. Parents and guardians will be able to meet TINKER staff and engineering professors.
  • Closing ceremony: On the last day of the camp, there will be a banquet closing ceremony. The banquet will include dinner and presentations from the camp participants. All participants can invite up to two guests. The entire banquet is covered in the cost of registration.
  • An opportunity to network with women engineers

If you would like more details, or have any questions, please email tinkerinformation@gmail.com or visit the TINKER Website.