Faculty Advisor

Demetry, Chrysanthe


Camp Reach is a two-week residential program in Massachusetts where middle-school girls participate in STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Math) related activities with middle school teacher (MST) assistance. This study’s goal was to evaluate the effectiveness of Camp Reach as a professional development program, which was achieved using data analysis of end-of-program evaluations and follow-up interviews. The results showed that teachers’ knowledge of engineering and classroom usage of engineering increased, and led to the recommendation that the MSTs be provided with a lesson plan that can be utilized directly in their classrooms based off certain camp activities.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering