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"I learned that science can actually be fun!"
- EX.I.T.E. participant

"It was like one of the best times I've ever had in like my whole life. There was so many nice people that wanted to help."
- EX.I.T.E. participant

Campers in lab coats and gloves, preparing for an experiment

EXploring Interests in Technology and Engineering (EX.I.T.E.)

Come join us while we explore the world of science and technology. EX.I.T.E. offers opportunities for girls with disabilities in middle and high school to explore, create, invent, and even get messy with the science and technology of today.

K.W. Gregory was only 10 years old when she decided to find a way to stop the snow from going inside her mittens while playing outside. Brainstorming allowed her to invent wrisities that are now sold nation wide.

Thank goodness Ruth Wakefield did not get upset in 1930 when by mistake she invented the chocolate chip cookie. Ruth had intended for the chocolate chunks to melt and evenly distribute in the dough but instead the chunks stayed just the same resulting in the yummy cookie we call chocolate chip today.

The EX.I.T.E. program offers a variety of opportunities for middle school girls, as well as professionals.

EX.I.T.E. camp (5 Day camp in July / Aug for middle school girls with disabilities)

is held over the summer and provides five fun-filled days for middle school girls with disabilities to use all of their senses (touching, seeing, hearing, smelling, and tasting) to discover the science and technology around us.

EX.I.T.E. Technology for Girls

is a series of workshops offered during the school year that expand upon camp and allow middle school girls with disabilities to participate hands-on in specific areas of science and technology.

Volunteer Opportunities

are available for EX.I.T.E. camp and the Technology for Girls Workshop Series. Volunteers must be creative, energetic, have wonderful classroom organization skills, and experience working with students with disabilities.

Are you ready to become the next female inventor???


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