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August 24, 2014
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Helen Gao, 12, left, watches a 3-D printer make a simple plastic figurine with high school mentors Morgan Herrington, center, and Hayley Gower, right, at a science camp at Sacajawea Middle School on July 23. Gao was the only one to sign up for the 3-D printing camp.

Christa Boone, a student from North Central High School, extracts genetic material from the blood of birds as part of a science internship at Gonzaga University on July 17.

August 23, 2014
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Helen Gao, 12, left, watches a 3-D printer make a simple plastic figurine with Morgan Herrington, center, and Hayley Gower, right, high school mentors, at a science camp at Sacajawea Middle School on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Careers in science, technology, engineering and math are dominated by males, but there are many ways girls are introduced to science, including summer camps like those at Sacajawea. Gao was the only one to sign up for the 3-D printing camp.