Wabtec Girls Who STEAM is a week-long science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) camp, organized in partnership by GE Transportation, a Wabtec company, and Penn State Behrend, for sixth- and seventh-grade students in Erie area schools. Membership or participation in this program is not limited by sex or gender. This program is open to all applicants who satisfy its academic criteria.
Wabtec Girls Who STEAM is one of just twenty such programs of its kind in the world.
Students are paired with mentors from Wabtec Corporation and introduced to topics such as robotics, electronic circuits, chemistry, structures, energy, and more. Wabtec engineers, interns, and faculty members from Penn State Behrend lead classroom and lab sessions.
The exclusive STEAM curriculum designed by Wabtec and Penn State Behrend includes more than twenty activities focusing on design, electronics, chemistry, structures, and energy. Students can simulate the experience of driving a locomotive, program robots, and learn about injection mold design in the largest plastics training lab in the country. The program introduces middle school students to careers and fields they might not have known about previously.
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