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July 24, 2013

Art Day at engineering camp puts the "A" in STEAM

At this year's Engineering Camp for Young Women, each day was devoted to a different area of technology and engineering - robotics, forensics, a visit to GE Global Research, and the arts. In fact, given the creative and visual nature of engineering, STEM education (for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is now often referred to as STEAM, with an "a" for art.

From July 8 through 11, more than 60 Niskayuna students explored science and engineering topics through the hands-on, interactive Engineering Institute for Young Women. This unique program for female Niskayuna students entering grades 7 through 9 was again made possible through the support of partners, including GE and RPI.

The goal of the camp is to expose young women to the inter-related "STEAM" areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math and encourage and inspire them to consider a college or career path in these fields.

Thursday of the camp week was devoted to the arts in science and engineering, with students creating 3D anaglyph drawings of sea creatures and 3D glasses to view them with. They also made 3D anaglyph photos.