SAGE-S

Summer Camp

Due to the continued Shelter-in-Place order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person camp has been cancelled. For Summer 2020, SAGE-S will still be hosted in a virtual format. We will have a live, onsite SAGE event (with all safety measures in place) as soon as the National Labs are open to the public.

SAGE-S at Berkeley Lab

SAGE-S (Science Accelerating Girls' Engagement in STEM) is a one week long summer camp for public high school students (age 14-17) hosted by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's scientists and engineers to share what everyday life in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) profession is like. This year, camp will be jointly hosted by SLAC and Berkeley Lab together. 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 at the National Laboratories.

This year, SAGE-S camp will be held on August 2 - 7, 2020.

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.

Goals for the students:

  • To learn about the STEM community and experience what an everyday life of a woman 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.

Sponsors:

SAGE-S 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.