What do you want to be when you grow up? The passions that inspire you today could inspire your career choice tomorrow. Hall of Fame Inventor Esther Takeuchi was drawn to inventing by her innate sense of fun. “I’m really driven by curiosity,” Takeuchi has said. “A lot of times, people who aren’t scientists don’t realize the level of creativity and novelty that’s involved in scientific experiments." With 145 patents on her resume, she’s at work perfecting the electric car battery of the future. But it all began with a little girl’s love for asking, “why?”
What did you do on your summer vacation? Next fall, your answer could be: “I worked at NASA to design a space exploration mission.” Or, “I designed a video game. Wanna play?” Or even, “I trained to be a fighter pilot.”
We’ve compiled a list of camps for girls who love science, technology, engineering and math who want to explore.