Registration Open for Women Empowered by Science at Wilkes University

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WILKES-BARRE, PA (02/05/2018) Local girls entering grades 7 and 8 are invited to explore the world of science at Wilkes University with Women Empowered by Science (WEBS). Registrations are being accepted for the summer camp which will run from July 22-28. The WEBS Summer Camp gives students the opportunity to investigate many areas of science through hands-on laboratories and activities. WEBS camp participants will address scientific questions, acquire essential laboratory skills, and develop important critical-thinking skills by working directly with Wilkes University faculty, staff and students on a variety of scientific projects. The camp is $275 with need based scholarships available.

In previous camps, students have participated in activities that included bird catching, cleaning up oil spills, DNA extraction and analysis, building lego robots, the physics of dance and solar cooking. The 2018 camp hours are, July 22: noon-6 p.m.; July 23-27: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; July 28: 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Registration can be found online at

About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 43 bachelor's degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at