The United States Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Camp helps youth in grades 9–11 jumpstart their careers in engineering and technology. The camp operates under the premise that engineering is all about discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work.
CanTEEN Career Exploration,a free project of Carnegie Science Center’s Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development, helps girls aged 9 to 16 envision themselves in STEM careers through gaming and online activities.
The US Department of Defense’s STARBASE program exposes the nation’s at-risk youth to the technological environments and positive civilian and military role models found on Active, Guard, and Reserve military bases and installations.
Young children, aged 5–7, can use ScratchJr, an introductory programming language, to create their own interactive stories and games. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves—and then use the graphical programming blocks to make their characters come to life.