Artemis Academy for Girls

The mythical twin sister of Apollo, Artemis was the goddess of the moon and represents NASA’s newest human spaceflight program that will send the first woman and next man to the surface of the moon. 

The 2020 Artemis Academy for Girls is an all-female camp for students entering the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in the fall of 2020.  This week-long experience is designed to inspire girls to persist and excel in their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics interests. 

The week starts in the Scobee Education Center with engaging hands-on activities in San Antonio’s Challenger Learning Center flying a simulated space mission to the moon.

On Tuesday, July 21st we will meet our youthful crew at 5:30 in the morning and leave aboard a chartered bus for a day of specialized tours and activities at the Johnson Space Center returning at 8:00pm that evening.

The girls STEM pursuits continue Wednesday and Thursday through their exploration of the center’s technology putting their engineering, persistence and problem-solving skills to the test and journeys into the heavens in the Scobee planetarium. 

The week of camp ends with new a beginning provided by the Scobee Girls STEM Summit.  The campers are joined by 72 new middle and high school girls, STEM career  professionals and presenters for a day-long conference style experience designed to engage the girls with women who have traveled their same academic journeys to arrive at their professional career destinations. Keynote speaker, hands-on concurrent sessions and a question and answer luncheon will create the template for this inspirational event.  Past key note speakers have included astronauts Eileen Collins (ret.) and Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger (ret.), VP of Boeing Space Launch Systems Ginger Barnes (ret.), and engineer & SA District 7 Councilwoman Ana Sandoval.

This unique experience is fully sponsored by the Alamo Chapter of AFCEA.  Neither the Artemis Academy for Girls camp nor the Scobee Girls STEM Summit will require fees to participate.  Only 28 girls will be accepted to the Artemis Academy for Girls through an application process that includes a teacher recommendation and essay questions to be completed by the student and her parent or legal guardian.   Applications will not be accepted digitally and will need to be mailed or delivered in person to the Scobee Education Center for consideration.  Girls who apply and are not accepted will be invited to register online to attend the Scobee Girls STEM Summit on July 24, 2020.

 

The deadline for the center to receive the Artemis Academy for Girls application is

hand delivered by noon or through U.S.P.S. mail on May 15, 2020.

 

Heather Aguillon, Academic Program Coordinator
Scobee Education Center
1819 N Main Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212