Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) was chosen to be an implementing partner for ten (10) female senior high school students of the residential-based Science Camp (WiSci): Southeast Asia, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) Camp for teen girls allowing access to education, mentorship, and leadership training. The virtual camp is taking place from July 4 to 9, 2022.
WiSci Camps is a public–private partnership by the US Department of State, the United Nations Foundation’s campaign Girl Up, and Intel. Since 2015, camps have been hosted in Africa, Europe, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and the Middle East. WiSci Southeast Asia will be the very first hybrid camp experience. This year, ITS American Corner becomes the home of ten (10) campers and two (2) counselors from the Surabaya area.
Seventy (70) campers and thirteen (13) counselors from Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia participate in WiSci Camp 2022. During the camp, campers will learn leadership skills with their counselors, learn about STEAM topics via sessions with private-sector partners, and conduct a project preparation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and SDGs with their cohorts. Campers will also become acquainted with prominent female scientists though a women’s panel discussion, including with representatives from the US embassies in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, and Intel trainers.