Miss Media Michigan: Girls Tech Camp
The Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, & Media is excited to offer a new program to MSU Media Summer Camps this year! Miss Media Michigan: An All-Girls Summer Camp Containing Multiple Media Adventures is for females, grades 7 through 12, who are interested in exploring college or career media fields such as video game design, 3D animation, website design, audio engineering, radio broadcasting, and television production.
Most of these fields severely lack women's voices, creative input, intellect, and participation. Females' contributions play a critical role in transforming the labor and intellectual economy. Michigan State University is committed to providing females the support and experience they'll need to develop awareness and confidence in specialized technology-driven fields.
One way we hope to do that is provide girls this very awesome media mash-up camp. Taught by experienced female faculty, dynamic professionals, and some of our brightest, most enthusiastic college students! Miss Media Michigan hopes to introduce a media playground where girls can experiment with technology, create college-adapted projects that they are proud to call their own, and develop meaningful relationships with peers and mentors who want to see our participants succeed whatever their interests may be. Media is a powerful platform to explore other interests as well, and mastering these technology skills will prove to be some of the most helpful communication and interactive learning tools whether or not their interests take them elsewhere in the future.
We also want to put you in touch with some of Michigan's (and the country's) best networks and scholarship programs that support women in media, technology, and computing fields. A great example is NCWIT and their Aspirations in Computing Scholarship Program! Visit our scholarship page to find out about a special scholarship MSU Media Camps is offering to registered students who send in an entry to honor computing pioneer, Jean Sammet.
This week-long camp will showcase the many ways girls can pursue and make media their own. Please consider joining us for an exceptional week!