The AWE+SUM Camp has been cancelled for summer 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. We look forward to welcoming participants back next year.

Westminster is dedicated to promoting women and diversity in science. AWE+SUM Camp is a unique day camp opportunity for female-identifying students currently in 7th or 8th grade to enjoy individualized, hands-on math and science labs and workshops. Activities support interest in the sciences and show students the variety of careers available in science fields.

AWE+SUM girl campers learning to code
AWE+SUM girl campers learning chemistry

Sample Workshops

  • Design an App: Learn how to program a phone app.
  • To Wash or Not to Wash: Extract penicillin from mold and use it to kill nasty bacteria.
  • Stream Team Critters: Learn about the creatures living in streams and how to keep streams healthy.
  • Wind Chimes: Choose a musical chord and build wind chimes for that chord.
  • Code Masters: Learn about coding and breaking codes and encode secret messages to send your friends.
  • Kaleidoscope: Build a kaleidoscope and learn geometry in the process.
  • Wonder Women and Medicine: Using robotics for surgery.

Donors and Sponsors

AWE+SUM Camp is grateful to the generous donors who make it possible to offer the camp at an affordable price to so many female-identifying students. If you or your employer would like to become a donor, contact Dr. Jessica Johnston at

AWE+SUM Sponsors

  • Westminster College
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW): Wasatch Branch and State

AWE+SUM Donors

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW): Wasatch Branch and State
  • BioFire Diagnostics
  • L3 Technologies
  • Patent Law Works
  • Reaveley Engineers
  • Tensor Foundation—Mathematical Association of America
  • Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium

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L3 donation


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