June 2017

Girls Inc. of Metro Denver Eureka! Summer Program Kick-Off

Jeslin Shahrezaei
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is launching its comprehensive STEM program called Eureka! on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver). The program is in its second year and has enrolled 61 girls (30 returning and 31 new) into this 5-year program that will see them through high school graduation. The themes of the 2017 Eureka! Summer program are: "Building a Great City" (1st year participants) and "Engineering the Future" (2nd year students). In addition to MSU Denver, major partners include: CH2M, Xcel Energy, Comcast, Lockheed Martin, PCL Construction, Leprino Foods, XTO Energy, RK Mechanical and Galvanize.

The Eureka! program is geared toward middle schools girls who are excited about math, science, engineering and technology. During the four week summer program, Eureka! participants, or Eurekans, will gain leadership skills, participate in weekly field trips, interact with STEM professionals and learn on a college campus. There will be daily hands-on activities that explore topics in mechanical engineering, renewable energy, computer science, food systems, architecture/planning, biomedical engineering, and aerospace.
The mission of Girls Inc. of Metro Denver (GIMD) is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.SM GIMD delivers gender-specific programs to over 2,200 girls each year from across the Denver metro area. These programs equip girls ages 6 to 18 to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. The organization is an affiliate of the national nonprofit Girls Incorporated, whose research-based programs and expertise on girls’ issues date back to 1864. For more information, go to www.girlsincdenver.org.
The vision of Girls Incorporated is empowered girls and an equitable society. We believe that girls have the right to be themselves and to resist gender-stereotypes, to express themselves with originality and enthusiasm, to take risks, to strive freely, and to take pride in success, to accept and appreciate their bodies, to have confidence in themselves, to be safe in the world and to be prepared for interesting work and economic independence.

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