Veronica Rios | July 22, 2014 | South Bend Tribune
Sarah Pavlovsky, 12, watched in awe on the University of Notre Dame campus as the small rocket she made at camp exploded into the air because of a simple chemical reaction using Alka-Seltzer tablets. She waited patiently as the judges determined which of her small group of participants’ rockets went the highest to the sky.
Sarah was one of 25 girls who participated in a weeklong all-girls camp in Stinson-Remick Hall at Notre Dame, sponsored by General Electric. From July 7 to July 11, young girls in grades six through nine did interactive projects using science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education. For some, including Sarah, this was their first time visiting a college campus.
“This is my first science camp,” Sarah said. “I think I want to be a mechanical engineer when I get older. I like to build things.”