BASE Camp (Broadening Access to Science Education)

A two-week, residential camp for high school women interested in scientific research!

July 10-July 22, 2016 Fairfield University

See what research in science is all about ... and have fun in the process!

BASE Camp (Broadening Access to Science Education) is designed to engage high school, female students in hands-on, research-based experiences in the natural sciences and mathematics, in an effort to inform and excite students about the process of science.


  • Hands-on work with female faculty members and students on real scientific research projects
  • A fun residential experience in Fairfield University dorms
  • Opportunities to explore health-care careers including field trips to the UConn Health Center
  • Tailored college admissions counseling
  • Final poster presentations/celebration with family, friends, and the University community
  • Web-based resources for students exploring scientific careers
  • A Certificate of participation in the BASE Science Camp

BASE Camp is open to female students completing their sophomore or junior year at one of the Bridgeport high schools. Students must be a US citizen or permanent residennt, be in good academic standing, and have an interest in science. Space is limited to 24 students. Priority may be given to first-time applicants. While priority is given to Bridgeport high school females, other female high school students in surrounding cities may apply to the program.

The two-week overnight camp is free of charge to Bridgeport students. All meals and lodging on campus are included. The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparity Populations (NIMHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), generously provides funding for this program.

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