We are no longer taking applications for the 2019 Girls Tinker Academy.


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The Girls Tinker Academy is a two-week program designed to engage and inspire middle school students in Maker activities to encourage the exploration and development of technical, mathematical, and artistic abilities.

For Summer 2019, twenty-four middle school students from across Sonoma County will be selected to attend the hands-on sessions to be taught by SSU Math professor, Natalie Hobson, and a team of outstanding undergraduate student techs in the SSU Makerspace (2nd floor of the SSU Library). They will participate in a variety of activities including coding, modeling, crafting, sewing, and building.

Students must provide their own lunch!

Girls Tinker Academy
:  Monday – Thursday, July 22-25 and July 29 – August 1, 2019, 9am – 4pm
Where: SSU Makerspace, 2nd floor Schulz Library

Academy Instructors: SSU faculty committed to broadening participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are leading the Academy. Sonoma State students will be assisting and serving as mentors.

Cost: FREE

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

  • Be current middle school students (entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in August 2019).
  • Attend a middle school in Sonoma County.

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

  1. Girls Tinker Academy Summer 2019 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 are closed for the 2019 Girls Tinker Academy.