WISE GISE is a summer day camp for rising 7th and 8th grade students for a hands-on STEM experience that is both fun and challenging.
Camp will be in person for summer 2023. Camp is June 19-23, 2023. Applications are due May 1.
Enjoy a week in some of the most advanced labs in the world learning from our world-class students and faculty. Campers choose a “major” to focus on in the mornings and spend afternoons exploring other disciplines. Campers will have lots of fun exploring the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor!
Robotics is more than machines on wheels. The Robotics major explores the many ways smart machines can serve society on land, air, sea, and outer space. Learn about and pilot the latest in prosthetic limbs, humanoid robots, autonomous cars, and more. See demonstrations of the latest in robot technology, make your own robots, and experiment with the robot-human interface in this interdisciplinary exploration of the future of tech.
Explore the interdisciplinary fields that study sustainability, climate change, and environmental science. Are you passionate about protecting our changing planet? In our Climate Changemakers major, meet and learn from scientists making a difference in many different ways. What is the future of batteries? How do solar panels work? How can AI be used to protect migrating birds? How do scientists predict the weather? Enjoy learning about the many topics and careers that make for a more sustainable future.
Why choose one thing when you can do the science of everything? In the Science+ major, you will explore the building blocks of our universe from physics to chemistry, biology, astronomy, and more. Build, experiment, and set stuff on fire with scholars from across disciplines who can show you just how many (super fun) ways there are to do science.
When and Where is It?
GISE will be held on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor from Monday June 19 through Friday June 23, 2023, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Early drop-off and late pick-up is available for free.
Students attending the program will meet each morning on the UM Central Campus. Throughout the day, campers move with their UM student leaders to different instructional settings around the central, north, and medical school campuses.
How Much Does it Cost?
GISE costs $475 for a five-day session. This tuition includes five full days of program activities from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. There is not an overnight option. Lunch is not provided. Students should bring a bag lunch every day. All instructional costs, supplies, and equipment are included.
Need based scholarships are available. Please see information below.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
You are eligible to apply for WISE GISE if:
- You will complete the 6th or 7th grade in 2023
- You have an interest in science, mathematics, or engineering
- You want to learn how you can support diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.
- You submit a complete application no later than May 1, 2023
We welcome campers of any gender identity. No previous experience in science or engineering is necessary. Come curious and ready for fun!
Can My Older/Younger Child Apply?
Maybe. We sometimes accept 6th graders if there is room and they feel comfortable with the other campers being older. Email email@example.com directly to ask. You can also check out Engineering OnRamp and YouthHub for UM summer experiences for other age groups.
Can My Child Who is Home Schooled/Following an Alternative Program Apply?
Yes! If your student is in an ungraded program, or working ahead, we will consider their age instead of grade. If you are uncertain if your child is eligible, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Can we Ensure We Get a Spot?
Apply early. We review applications as they come in. When camp is full, we will add you to the waitlist.
Can I be in the Same Major as My Friend?
Probably! Friends who want to be together should indicate it on their application and choose the same major. Please double check with your friend what major they chose!
How Will I Be Notified of Acceptance?
All applicants will receive an email by May 1 to let them know if they have been accepted. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so you will receive a decision much earlier if you apply early.
When Do I Pay?
Please do not send money with your application. Accepted students will be asked to send a non-refundable tuition payment of $475 by May 15 through check or credit card. If you have circumstances that require delaying payment, please email email@example.com.
Are Scholarships Available?
Yes! Need-based scholarships are available. The need-based scholarship form is included in the application. Accepted students will be contacted about their financial aid as soon as they are admitted to the camp. Aid is also available through the Center for Educational Outreach’s Watson Young scholarship on YouthHub.
If you are unable to attend camp, we will offer a full refund up through June 1. After June 1, we will charge a $100 penalty for giving up your place in the program. If you have special circumstances, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If WISE is forced to cancel summer programming (due to public health concerns), you will receive a full refund, processed within 2 weeks.
For More Information or Questions, Please Contact:
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program
University of Michigan
Phone: (734) 615-4455