Summer Camp

Applications are now closed for SAGE camp 2021

SAGE at Berkeley Lab

Science Accelerating Girls' Engagement in STEM (SAGE) is a one week long summer camp for public high school students (age 14-17) hosted by National Laboratory scientists and engineers to share what life in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professions are like.

This program aims to foster innovation, grow the STEM community, and engage intelligent, creative, and passionate young women in the everyday life of scientists and engineers. Throughout the week, students will participate in job shadowing, hands-on projects, professional development, and more!

In 2021, SAGE at Berkeley Lab will be hosted virtually from Aug 1 - Aug 7.

Goals for the camp:

  • To encourage college bound students with a passion for discovery and innovation to become a part of the STEM community

  • To show that STEM fields offer a diverse set of opportunities: you can balance your interests in artistic expression, historic research, and creative writing with application of your logical thinking, analytic skills, and computational ability.

Learning outcomes for students:

  • To learn about the STEM community and experience what an everyday life of a scientist or engineer is like

  • To see how STEM allows you to explore and balance many interests

  • To meet women in STEM at various stages of their career as well as meet and connect with other students with similar interests to become a part of the SAGE-S community.


This program is a collaboration between the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, but will be hosted as two separate camps this year.

SAGE is sponsored by the Moore Foundation, SLAC Director Chi-Chang Kao, and LBNL Director Mike Witherell.

Executive support is from Bruce Dunham, Director of the Accelerator Directorate at SLAC, Michael Fazio, Director of Technology Innovation Directorate at SLAC, and Horst Simon, Deputy Director for Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.