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“Many girls are saying that this is one of the best summer programs they have done, and it is… they are 100% correct. I would really do this next year.”


8th grader, Summer '19 participant

“I feel more confident now. I feel great about going into 9th-grade science because of all the things I’ve learned in this program.”


9th grader, Summer '19 participant

Attention Middle School Students!

The Girls Tinker Academy is a two-week program where you can explore, investigate, design and make things while applying academic concepts in science, technology, engineering and math.

The hands-on sessions introduce participants to coding, modeling, crafting, sewing and building. Dozens of activities take place over the two weeks and students get to take home everything they make including models made on the 3D printer, sewing projects, and more!

Want to get a head start with STEM activities and mentorship opportunities happening right now? Check out STEM-hub.com

More Info for Parents:

The Girls Tinker Academy is designed to engage and inspire middle school students in maker pedagogy to encourage the exploration and development of technical, mathematical, and artistic abilities.

For Summer 2020, forty-eight middle school students from across Sonoma County will be selected to attend one of two hands-on sessions to be taught by credentialed math, science and maker instructors. Participants will engage in a variety of activities including coding, modeling, crafting, sewing, and building.

The Academy features hands-on activities taught by credentialed math, science and maker instructors in state-of-the-art maker spaces.

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 For questions, email Alondra or call her at  (707) 791-1732

Session 1

Monday – Thursday

June 8 – 11 and June 15 – June 18

9am – 4pm

SSU Makerspace

2nd floor Schulz Library on Sonoma State Campus

Session 2

Monday – Thursday

July 20 – 23 and July 27 – July 30

9am – 4pm

Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)

5340 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403


FREE. Supplies and snacks will be provided during the academy. Students will have to provide their own lunch.


To be eligible for the Girls Tinker Academy, students must:

  • Be current middle school students (entering 6th through 9th grade in August 2020).
  • Attend a middle school in Sonoma County.

Students must provide their own lunch.

Application Process:

To be considered for participation, the following must be submitted:

  1. Girls Tinker Academy Summer 2020 Application (personal data and personal statement) – submitted via the online application document
  2. Recommendation from Math or Science Teacher – CTE Foundation will send the recommendation form directly to the teacher contact provided in the application document.

Applications DUE:
The application is due by Monday, April 6. Upon submission, we will email the applicant’s recommender to request completion of the online recommendation form. Teachers will have until Friday, April 3rd to submit their recommendation.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 30th.