The Center for Education, Business, and Arts (CEBA) assisted the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Dixie State College on the first eSMART summer camp held in July of 2010. Building on the success of this special program, CEBA and Kane County stepped up by helping 10 girls from Kane County and Fredonia with resources and support, enabling the 7th grade girl’s participation in the 2011 eSMART camp.

The camp provides outstanding educational programs and opportunities for young women in subjects related to science, technology, engineering and math. The eSmart camp’s guiding principles are intended to bolster girl’s interest in science and math so they may continue to develop their educations and create opportunities for themselves as they reach adulthood.

Ed Meyer, CEBA Governing Board Chair, said, “We are happy for the success and benefits provided by the eSMART summer camp for our local young women who were able to attend the 2011 program at Dixie State College, and are pleased with another successful event.”

One of the focus areas at the camp centered on archaeology and each girl in attendance was able to learn and put archaeological skills to work on Wednesday, July 27, by sifting through layers of history to unearth multiple artifacts during a physical and life science session of the camp. The special archaeology portion was directed by Kaibab National Forest archaeologist Connie Zweifel, who helped coach the up-and-coming scientists at the eSmart camp aimed at teaching girls the importance of sciences in everyday life.