MIT Women in Chemistry's "Scientist for a Day" Camp


What is it? Our one-day camp is an on-campus introduction to science for girls entering fifth through eighth grades in the fall. The camp provides a sampling of hands-on science activities led by female graduate students in MIT's Department of Chemistry. Girls experiment with polymers used in every-day materials, extract DNA from strawberries and fluorescent molecules from spinach, simulate the greenhouse effect and its origin in our environment, make ice cream using liquid nitrogen, and more.

When is it? Saturday, August 18th 2018 from 1:00pm-4:30pm

What does it cost? This one-day camp is free of cost, however, there is a suggested donation of $10.00 to offset the cost of materials - If you wish to donate, please click here.

Where is it? The camp will take place on MIT campus. Details for drop-off and pick-up will be sent to you when registration is confirmed.

How can I sign my daughter up? We are accepting 30 students and advanced registration is required. In order to register, please fill out the form below and mail in* the original, signed copies of the Media Release and the Liability Release forms to:

MIT Chemistry Education Office (C/O Grace Kimball)
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 6, Room 205
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

*Due to MIT policy, we can not accept scanned or photocopied versions of these forms.

Want to know more? Please email with any questions.