The 15th annual AWE+SUM (Attend Westminster—Explore Science—Use Math) Camp at Westminster College is June 22–26, 2020.

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.

Enrollment is limited. Submit your application online starting January 15, and ask one of your math or science teachers (past or present) to submit an online recommendation for you. You will receive a response from Westminster by April 20 at the earliest.

Tuition for the 2020 camp is $250. Generous donors make it possible for Westminster to offer partial and full camp scholarships to those interested in financial aid (details are included in the application).

Notice: This camp is a day camp only; no housing is provided.

Submit AWE+SUM Application

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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.

Promote the Camp

Print the AWE+SUM Camp flyer to hang up in your classroom, school, or community center.

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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