CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte-based nonprofit is expanding to teach more girls about science, technology, engineering and math.

Project Scientist, once a small nonprofit, has grown into an academy for young girls based at Queens University.

One teacher at the camp says they're trying to inspire girls to break through the male-dominated fields of science and math.

"It's important for us to focus on girls because even though we make up over 50 percent of the workforce, in the STEM positions we only make up 25 percent," Project Scientist founder Sandy Marshall said.

Every day, the camp brings in a local woman scientist.

"The girls get to see a woman thriving in the space and get to have goals and dreams for themselves," Marshall said.