Malden Catholic is proud to announce that first-year student Emma Pohl has been selected to attend the WiSci (Women in Science) Girls’ STEAM Camp in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this July. After a competitive application process facilitated through her girls’ leadership course at Malden Catholic, Emma was selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship to fund her summer studies and expenses while in Ethiopia. For two weeks, Emma will live and study with 99 other girls in an immersive, cross-cultural community of STEAM learners, educators and professional mentors.
The camp, which is aimed at bridging the gender gap in STEM-related fields, is sponsored by Girl Up and the United Nations Foundation, in partnership with corporations including Intel and Google. According to Girl Up, the program aligns with the United Nations’ 2015 Sustainable Development Goals to achieve gender equality and empower all girls and women. To date, over 500 girls from more than 20 countries have participated in the program.
“The WiSci camp seemed like a great opportunity to deepen my scientific knowledge from a global perspective,” said Emma. “I can’t wait to meet all the different girls from around the world and share our experiences when we come together for this camp. I look forward to taking what I learn in Ethiopia and applying it to further my interest in computer science.”
We know that Emma will be a fantastic representative of our MC mission in Ethiopia. Congratulations, Emma!
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