Girls attending the Full STEAM Ahead summer program at UWSP at Marshfield, August 14-17, will build confidence through hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. (Contributed)

STEAM program for girls offered at UWSP at Marshfield this summer

Metro Wire Staff

Area middle school-aged girls will build confidence in science and math at a free summer program held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Marshfield.

Full STEAM Ahead will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, August 14-17, at UWSP at Marshfield. Focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, the camp will offer guest speakers, activities, and projects on topics such as team building and 3-D printing.

“This was a tremendous experience for my daughter,” said one parent, Rochelle Drexler. “She talked non-stop about the program, the fun she had, the friends she made and the lessons she learned. This is a fantastic opportunity for our young ladies, and I feel very fortunate that my daughter was able to participate.”

Full STEAM Ahead is coordinated by the UW-Stevens Point School of Education. University students in education programs will lead each session using content designed by university faculty in STEM fields.

“Our STEAM program offers an opportunity to dive into science and mathematics while collaborating with your peers in a safe and inclusive environment,” said Jesse Mossholder, co-coordinator and associate lecturer in the School of Education.

This program is free of charge and includes breakfast and lunch, sponsored by the Marshfield Area United Way. To register for Full STEAM Ahead, visit bit.ly/uwspfullsteamahead.