Maker 1.0: Middle School Design Divas (GIRLS ONLY, grades 7-8) | Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Maker 1.0: Middle School Design Divas (GIRLS ONLY, grades 7-8)

Calling all middle school design divas: turn your brain power into girl power! Come create with your peers in a program designed just for girls. Design Divas introduces you to design thinking and the Maker Movement, getting you involved with modern prototyping methods and technology. Learn how to use technology tools like 3D pens, 3D printing, and the basics of electronics. Participate in individual and team design challenges from jewelry creation to problem-solving using your new skills and the IN2 Makerspace's technology and tools. Turn your face into a model, or make a selfie-statue to put on your desk; what you take home depends on what you want to create. Beat the heat, and make yourself cool.

This program is for girls entering grades 7-8 in fall 2017.

Date:          June 26-30, 2017
Time:         8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily
Location:   Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1500 Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL
Cost:          $350

Final Application deadline:  May 1, 2017. Please submit full application by May 1st. Acceptance decisions will be made shortly thereafter.

Scholarship Application deadline: March 15, 2017. Please submit full application by March 15. Acceptance decisions will be made shortly thereafter.

Click the "Apply" button to start the application process.  Completing the application will require submission of answers to a specific question or questions related to the program.
If you intend to apply for a scholarship for this program, click "Scholarship Application." You will be able to submit the required response to the application question from the scholarship form.



NOTE: You may choose to either pay for program registration OR apply for a scholarship and await award notification.  Scholarship applications will not be accepted along with a paid registration.

Need-based scholarships are available!  Proof of eligibility in the State Free or Reduced Lunch Program is required.  Online scholarship applications open February 21, 2017.  Scholarship recipients will be responsible for a $30 administrative fee.

*Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee an award or registration into the summer program. To qualify and apply for a scholarship, the student is required to submit proof of eligibility: proof of participation in a free or reduced lunch program, OR proof of parent's income. WATCH YOUR EMAIL and CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER! Award recipients will be notified via email and must reply to scholarship offer within time period indicated in email. 

Refund Policy

Please choose your programs carefully. For residential programs, full refunds (less a $30 processing fee) will be given for requests received by March 31, 2017. After this date through April 30, 2017, a partial refund (50%) will be provided for residential programs. No refund requests for residential programs received after April 30, 2017 will be honored. For day programs, full refunds (less a $30 processing fee) will be provided for requests received through April 30.  After this date through May 31, 2017, a partial refund (50%) will be provided. No refund requests for day programs received after May 31 will be honored. ALL requests for refunds must be made in writing. You can direct requests by email to Please include the program name and date, your child’s name, and your name. Phone call requests for refunds will not be accepted.

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