For 3rd - 6th Grade Girls

This program meets four times per semester on the Colorado School of Mines campus. It introduces girls to a variety of STEM subjects through fun, hands-on activities that change each semester so you’ll learn something different each time. For Fall 2021, we’ll be offering both in-person and virtual sessions. See details below. (NOTE: We will be adhering to state guidelines and School of Mines guidelines regarding safety and the coronavirus.)

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2021 Fall Session days/dates

  • 3rd/4th Grade - In Person(choose ONE day of the week):
      • MONDAY: Sept 20, Oct 4, Oct 25, Nov 8, 2021 (alternate weeks) - REGISTRATION CLOSED
      • TUESDAY: Sept 21, Oct 5, Oct 26, Nov 9, 2021 (alternate weeks) - REGISTRATION CLOSED
      • THURSDAY: Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, 2021 (consecutive weeks) - REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • 3rd/4th Grade - Virtual (choose ONE day of the week): - REGISTRATION CLOSED
      • WEDNESDAY: Sept 22, Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, 2021 (consecutive weeks) - REGISTRATION CLOSED
  • Register:

  • 5th/6th Grade -In Person (choose ONE day of the week):
      • MONDAY: Sept 27, Oct 11, Nov 1, Nov 15, 2021 (alternate weeks - REGISTRATION CLOSED
      • TUESDAY: Sept 28, Oct 12, Nov 2, Nov 16, 2021 (alternate weeks) - REGISTRATION CLOSED
      • WEDNESDAY: Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, 2021 (consecutive weeks) - CLASS FULL, WAITING LIST ONLY
  • 5th/6th Grade -Virtural(choose ONE day of the week):
      • THURSDAY: Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, 2021 (consecutive weeks)
  • Register:

  • Our DISCOVER Tech Instructors

    Abby is a junior in Mechanical Engineering from Montrose, Colorado and has been working with DECtech as long as she has been at Mines. She is passionate about education and thrilled to be working with girls who are curious about STEM. Her other interests include crafting, tennis, and playing bass with the Mines Drumline.

    Ellie is a senior in geological engineering from Raymond, Maine. This is her third year working with DECtech and she is super excited to meet this year's group of girls. In her free time she loves being in the mountains and finding new rocks for her collection.

    Laura Photo Laura is a junior at Mines studying Computer Science. She started working with DECtech her freshman year and loves to share her enthusiasm for STEM with young girls. In her free time she enjoys hiking, climbing, and being outdoors.

    Lucy is a senior studying Computer Science, and will be pursuing a Masters in CS in the spring. She's originally from Minnesota, and loves backpacking, kayaking, and climbing. She loves DECtech because she can share her passion for STEM with smart, inspiring girls and help them create a world and field that's welcoming and inviting to women of all backgrounds.

    picture of samyukthaSamyuktha is a graduate student at Mines studying Computer Science with a focus is Robotics & Intelligent Systems. She has worked for DECTech since her first semester at Mines and is excited to be an instructor again! She looks forward to working with all the amazing girls that come through the program, ready to inspire them to pursue a STEM education.

    picture of Aly Aly is a junior at Mines studying Computer Science from Centennial, Colorado. She started working with DECtech her sophomore year and absolutely loves sharing her passion for STEM with young girls! Outside of school, she loves hiking, camping, riding horses, and yoga! She is really looking forward to this upcoming year and is excited to get to know everyone!

    picture of Ellie M Ellie M is a freshman at Mines studying Computer Science. She started working with DECtech as a high school intern in 2020 when everything was virtual, so is excited to work with participants in person. She plans to combine her interest in CS with biology to work in biomedical technology.

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