The STEPS for Girls program is designed to achieve an appropriate balance between technical, developmental and recreational activities and to conform as closely as possible to UW-Stout’s “hands-on, minds-on” approach to learning.
A broad variety of technical sessions ranging in duration from one to two hours are presented each day through a combination of classroom and hands-on laboratory activities. The participants learn about the concepts of science and engineering by doing experiments and building their own product.
Instructors have developed activities that are not only instructive and interesting but also fun. Many female role models are presented to the campers as instructors, lab assistants and program administrative staff.