HMS Student Chosen for SAGE STEAM Camp

Hugo – Fifty seventh-grade girls, including Angelica Black from Hugo Middle School, have been accepted to the second annual Southwest Alliance for Girls’ Enrichment in Science, Technology, Engineering the Arts/ Humanities and Mathematics (SAGE STEAM) Camp at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) in Weatherford.

More than 150 girls were nominated by a teacher and interviewed as part of the selection process.

Campers will participate in handson activities on the SWOSU campus, interact with role models from a variety of fields, and travel to Oklahoma City to experience STEAM in the real world. The camp also provides exposure to college life, increasing girls’ confidence and interest in pursuing degrees in STEAM fields.

“The SAGE STEAM Team is looking forward to camp this year,” Camp Director Lisa Appeddu said. “We are incorporating new workshops and field trip stops to better demonstrate how the HMS Student Chosen for SAGE STEAM Camp STEAM fields are integrated with one another.”

The SAGE STEAM team added Arts and Humanities to the STEM camp in 2018. The program, which runs June 9-15, also emphasizes communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity. “We are enthusiastic and confident that the continuing evolution of the program will provide even more impactful experiences for all camp participants,” said Appeddu.

Campers pay a nominal registration fee, but most costs are covered by donations from individuals, Devon Energy, the City of Weatherford, the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST), and Oklahoma’s National Institute of Health (NIH) IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).

Tax-deductible donations to the SAGE STEAM Camp may be made via the SWOSU Foundation. For more information, view the website https:// www.swosu.edu/academics/sage-steam-camp.

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