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Themes & Dates

June 22-26: Environmental Health, Climate Change and Renewable Energy — SOLD OUT
June 29-July 3: Aerospace, AI and Automation
July 6-10: Biomedical Engineering and Dissection
July 13-17: Technology, Robotics and Code — SOLD OUT
July 20-24: Invention and Tech: Entrepreneurship for Good
July 27-31: Science of Play and Entertainment — SOLD OUT
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Site Location

California Institute of Technology
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125
United States

*One day per week will be held offsite on a field trip.

Our Academy is on a college campus so that girls can picture themselves pursuing higher education in the future.

Questions about this location? Email

Field Trip Expeditions

Girls will be on an expedition one day per week. These expeditions give girls an opportunity to interact with female STEM professionals, participate in hands-on activities, and tour exciting STEM workplaces.

Expedition Site Hosts

June 22-26: Ingersoll Rand & Trane
June 29-July 3: Coming Soon!
July 6-10: Coming Soon!
July 13-17: Coming Soon!
July 20-24: Coming Soon!
July 27-31: Coming Soon!


$795.00 per week

*No refunds will be offered.

Current Promotions


Siblings Discount: Get 10% off total bill when you sign up 2 or more siblings! No code required.

*Discounts cannot be combined. The system will auto apply the greatest discount per application.

Financial aid available! In order to provide more girls with our high-quality Summer STEM immersion, we offer full and partial scholarships through tiered-model pricing based on income levels. Your award may cover 100%, 75%, 50% or 25% of the cost of camp. All scholarship applicants must attend a minimum of 3 weeks to be eligible for financial assistance. Learn more about our financial assistance program.

Meet Your Site Director!

Candy Alvarado
Site Director

Candy joined the Project Scientist team in 2016 where she began teaching the preK-Kinder class. Driven by the mission of Project Scientist to deliver a diverse and high quality STEM academy she returned the following summer as a site director at Caltech. Her passion for teaching and delivering high quality instruction began early on as she received a degree in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Credential from Cal State Long Beach. She worked as a teacher for 12 years in Los Angeles taking on leadership roles. While mentoring student teachers from both CSDH and CSLB Candy completed a certification program from the University of Irvine in Math and Science. Through this program Candy discovered a new interest in STEM. Today Candy is a mother of two: a nine year old daughter who wants to be a neuroscientist thanks to Project Scientist and a six year old son that also partakes in STEM activities. Candy is an active member in her community and a leader to her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. Committed to closing the gender gap she seizes any opportunity to drive and spark interest in STEM!

Hear From a Project Scientist Parent

Eleanor Wu, Project Scientist Parent

“Both of my girls have really enjoyed Project Scientist Summer Camp in the last two years! Last summer, we participated in the All Aboard! Transportation week, and my girls are still excited watching the videos of them demonstrating a rocket launch and using rubber bands to show motion. They had a blast visiting JetBlue on Expedition Day and were talking about it for weeks afterwards!”