Young women gain an opportunity to experience the importance of engineering and be motivated by interaction with the different disciplines.
Temple University's College of Engineering offers an exciting, two-week summer program for female high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year.
Section 001 (Week 1): Introduction to Engineering (July 9-13, 9am - 4pm) is designed to foster interest from women into pursuing a career in the engineering profession and research being done in the fields of Bioengineering, Civil, Environmental, Electrical and Mechanical engineering. The program features:
- Hands on projects in robotics, bioengineering, environmental engineering, civil & mechanical engineering
- Field trip - past trips have included visit to NASA, Philadelphia Water Works, Turner construction, L3 communications
- Visiting and interaction with professional women engineers
Section 002 (Week 2): Aquaponics (July 16-20, 9am - 4pm) will take field trips to area greenhouses, local farms, technology and waste management companies to take pictures, conduct interviews and complete field research on current infrastructure - best team sustainability portfolio presentation wins $100 per person! Location to be determined.
- Network with experts in robotics, bioengineering, environmental engineering and electrical engineering to understand how engineering and technology improve life in urban areas. Learn to compete for paid internships before college.
- At least two "real talk" sessions with current female college students about campus life, competing with versus against guys, and contributions of diverse women in STEM.
Experiencing campus life is an important part of this program. Upon arriving, you'll receive a student dining card. This program is a great opportunity to meet and interact with people from diverse backgrounds and interests.
Female high school students (except freshmen), GPA 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0. You do not have to be a citizen to apply for the WE2 program, however if the field trip will be to NASA a birth certificate or passport is required by NASA ahead of time.
COST AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The program fee is $500 for one week and $850 for both weeks. There is a 10% discount for siblings, and for children of Temple University employees, students and alumni. Limited scholarships are available based on financial need (required income documentation).
Contact: email@example.com or 215-204-7889 for more details. Application deadline is June 25th and the registration deadline is June 30th.
The application deadline for WE2-Aquaponics is extended yo July 10th. Registration is expected by July 13th