A welding camp at Weber State University will help 16 high school-age girls forge new skills in an area that is often dominated by men. The College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology will host a three-day camp to teach girls about metalwork, July 10-12. 

“Girls’ Welding Camp: The Art & Science of Metalwork” will connect young women with experts in the fields of metalwork and welding. Participants will learn about different metals, design techniques and tools used to create unique pieces of metalwork. 

“This camp is designed to introduce young girls to the technical skill of welding and related advanced technologies,” said Mary Foss, mechanical engineering technology assistant professor and camp instructor. “The girls will not only learn a skill and get their hands dirty, but also gain confidence in themselves and their ability to create a design and turn a concept into a tangible piece of art."
Foss will provide instruction for the camp alongside Mark Baugh, manufacturing engineering technology professor. 

During the camp, participants will also have the opportunity to work on a community art project with Jason Manley, visual arts assistant professor. Campers will help make a garden planter to display at the Bountiful Davis Art Center in downtown Bountiful, Utah.

Campers will receive three days of instruction and spend two nights in the WSU dorms. On the last night of camp, participants will host a family showcase to present what they’ve made. 

In addition to working on daily projects, campers will have opportunities to explore careers in the fields of science, technology and engineering. 

Click here for more information about the camp.