An EDC-sponsored after-school project where girls produce videos about careers in science and engineering recently received a donation of “flip cameras.” The cameras will enable the girls to produce Web-based personal vignettes in which they explore their dream careers.
“The flip cameras are small, portable, and fun to use,” says EDC’s Deidre Searcy. At about $100 apiece, the cameras are also easier to loan out and cheaper to replace than conventional models. “Thanks to the donation, every girl in the project can share her daily life,” she says.
Known as Girls Communicating Career Connections (GC3), the program involves seven middle school girls from the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School in Chicago and will expand to sites in Boston and Salt Lake City. The videos will be featured on EDC’s FunWorks Web site. GC3 is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Originally published on May 1, 2008