Highlights of Camper Surveys

Surveys of campers 5 years after participating in B-WISER reflect the long-term success of the program.  On average, B-WISER participants took 1.5 more science classes than the average high school student, with 55% of alumnae indicating that B-WISER had a significant impact on what courses they have taken. 97% have plans to attend college, and 83% plan to study science in college. When asked to what degree B-WISER increased their interest in and confidence to do science, campers were overwhelmingly positive, giving an average score of 4.4 on a 5-point scale.

Surveys of current campers also reveal that B-WISER has done well at meeting its objectives.  Campers showed increased confidence in and understanding of science, rating their knowledge of various scientific topics an average of one point higher at the end of the camp on a 5-point scale.  When asked questions about specific goals of the camp, campers gave an average score of 4.1 out of 5, and the overall score for satisfaction with their B-WISER experience was 4.3 out of 5.