Summer 2017

Summer Program for Middle School Girls

Click here for the 2017 Baskin Girls in Engineering flyer in English and Spanish


Baskin Girls in Engineering
@ Cabrillo College


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Session 1: July 31-August 4, 2017

Session 2: August 7-11, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Rm 810, Cabrillo College, Aptos Campus

Join us for an exciting summer engineering program designed for young women entering 6th - 8th grades who want to learn more about the role engineering plays in their lives. The girls will engage in hands-on team-based engineering design projects in all fields of engineering where they will apply their creativity in designing engineering solutions. This program is aimed at nurturing their natural curiosity, building their confidence, and fostering their interest in engineering as a fun, exciting, Baskin Girlsand rewarding career. Lunch will be provided!

Why Engineering?
Engineering unleashes the spirit of innovation. Engineers help shape the future and constantly discover ways to improve our lives. Exploring engineering while in middle school gives girls opportunities to experience first-hand how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can impact real-life challenges.

Our Goal
Baskin Girls in Engineering @ Cabrillo College aims to inspire girls to explore all fields of engineering: aerospace, agricultural, biomedical, civil, chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, software and structural.

Who is eligible to participate?
Girls living in Santa Cruz County currently in 5th – 7th grades are invited to apply. Girls who have already participated in Baskin Girls in Engineering @ Cabrillo are not eligible to apply again.

Program Highlights
Monday - Thursday, the girls will participate in hands-on design projects. On Friday, the girls will experience engineering in action during a tour of an engineering company in the morning, followed by the end-of-program lunch  celebration at 1:00 pm where families are invited to watch the girls present their design projects.

Lunch is provided free for everyone. Transportation is provided free for qualifying families.

Students will be taught by a team of women who teach and work in engineering. They will serve as role models and mentors to students, sharing their passion for science.

Registration is now open. Space is limited.  We encourage girls to apply early!
This program is supported by a grant from the Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation and coordinated by the Cabrillo College Engineering Department.

For girls whose families demonstrate financial need, the camp is free. Financial need is demonstrated by qualifying for the following programs and providing documentation.

  • Free or reduced lunch
  • Medical
  • Cal Fresh
  • Cabrillo Advancement Program (CAP)
apply free

If you have a special situation where you require financial assistance but do not qualify for the above programs, you may request financial assistance (click on the apply free button).

Program questions or questions for the FREE program: 831-479-6514 or

Si tienen preguntas sobre el programa gratuito o si gustan una solicitud por favor de llamar al (831) 479-6514

We have introduced a camp fee for families that do not demonstrate financial need. The camp fees are as follows:

  • Register prior to May 21, 2017- $335 (early bird special!)apply fee
  • Register after May 21, 2017- $355


Registration questions for the FEE program: 831-479-6331


My daughter thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity, what a gift! When I picked her up at the end of each day she was full of enthusiasm and excitedly shared about each experience. She enjoyed meeting other girls and it sounds like you blended the girls into new teams nicely so it was a collaborative and comfortable situation for her. She is one of the girls who now believes she wants to be a chemical engineer when she grows up and is looking forward to further opportunities! Thank you, - A Baskin GiE Parent

Baskin Group Shot




Watch a video with highlights from the 2014 end-of-program celebration



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