Current seventh and eighth grade girls interested in exploring aerospace engineering and mechatronics are invited to be a part of a tuition-based, day camp on the Kent State University campus from June 12 through June 16. Mechatronics is the study of the integration of mechanical, electrical, computer and systems engineering.

As part of the experience, girls will take part in fun and challenging hands-on engineering projects and activities, such as flying mini-drones and launching a rocket. KSU faculty members will work with the girls as they learn about aeronautics, robotics and renewable energies. Two site visits to area, high-tech engineering companies are planned.

Offered for the first time this summer, the multi-disciplinary camp is sponsored by Kent State University's College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology and the Six District Educational Compact. Campers will meet in the College's new building on Summit Street.

The cost is $175 for the weeklong camp for girls enrolled in Compact schools, which include Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge and Woodridge. Others pay $200.

Students meet from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday when they will be part of a design team building different engineering projects. On Thursday, they will tour two companies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and then on Friday, present their capstone projects at a special early afternoon ceremony for parents.

For more information, visit www.sixdistrict.com, pick up a Girls Geared for Engineering flyer at your student's middle school or call the Compact office at 330-655-2247.

The Six District Educational Compact provides College Tech Prep Initiatives, services and resources for Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge and Woodridge school districts.