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Project WISE Summer Camp 2019

Dates for Summer 2019: June 23rd- 28th

Applications Open: The End of February 

Application Deadline: The First Week of May
  Notification of acceptance: To be announced

Deadline to Submit all Fees (after student is accepted into the program): To be announced

Questions: Johnsie Stancil,, 864-656-1089

A WISE Adventure

Project WISE Group 2018Do you ever wonder who created and designed that cell phone you can’t live without? What about how they make all of the fun updates and filters on social media? How about those great colors in the new makeup lines — where do they come from? Engineers and scientists created all of them! There are many exciting opportunities for women in engineering and science. Come learn about these exciting opportunities in the Project WISE summer camp program.

Sponsored by Duke Energy since 1997, middle school girls participate in a one-week camp in which noncredit mini-courses are taught by Clemson University professors in engineering and science. Students have the opportunity to experience practical applications of math and science through collaborative and hands-on learning.

Science, engineering, and mathematics offer a world of interesting and exciting careers that improve our lives, proving that women are an important part of such fields. Clemson University’s College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences would like to help you learn more about these disciplines and the opportunities they offer. Project WISE is a fun-filled academic summer camp for girls. It is open to young women who will enter 7th and 8th grade in the 2019-2020 school year.

Project WISE will give you a chance to experience Clemson University and the many wonders of science, mathematics, and engineering. You will live in a campus residence hall and eat in Clemson University dining halls. Your counselors will be Clemson undergraduate women who are majoring in science, mathematics, or engineering. They live with you to assist during the program and oversee activities in the residence halls.

What classes do campers take?
Project WISE classes give girls experience and hands-on learning in fields such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, civil, environmental, mechanical, and electrical engineering. Students learn how science and engineering personally affect their lives. Campers will also discover how exciting and rewarding careers in these fields can be.

What do campers do for fun?
Project WISE is not all work! Our counselors and staff ensure that campers have a great time participating in fun activities as well. Past groups have participated in movie nights, talent shows, arts and crafts sessions, outdoor games, and much more. Through both the mini-courses and extracurricular activities, we promote a strong sense of self-esteem in our campers to help them grow personally and as part of a team. Campers will stay busy and involved learning about STEM and building long lasting friendships.

Project WISE 2018
2018 Project WISE

Where do campers stay at Clemson?
Campers stay for a week in one of the residence halls on campus with the counselors. The residence halls have a floor lounge and a main lounge with a TV. The halls also offer a high level of security for the campers. Outside doors stay locked, and a security guard is on duty at night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Campers have a curfew of 11 p.m. each night. Meal plans will be provided to each camper, which provides them with three meals a day in the campus dining hall.

How do I apply?
Fill out the online application, once it becomes available, and submit. Follow directions on the application to turn in all supplemental documents needed for a complete application by deadlines. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.


How much does the camp cost?
The cost for the camp is $850.00. Need-based and academic scholarships are available. Please fill out the Need Based Scholarship Application section of the online application if you are in need of financial assistance. Payment is made upon acceptance to the program.

How do I apply to be a counselor?
Are you an Engineering, Math, or Science student at Clemson University? Would you like to be involved with Project WISE? It's easy! Download the form, once it opens, and return it to the WISE office. Counselors will live in the residence halls with the campers for one week. Counselors will walk the girls to and from classes and participate in nightly activities. Counselors are given a free meal plan for the week and can eat in the dining halls with the campers. Counselor applications will open in February. 

Johnsie Stancil | WISE Coordinator
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, Clemson University
158 Freeman Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0939
Phone: 864-656-1089, Fax: 864-656-1397