New Jersey Institute of Technology Pre-College: Women in Engineering & Technology Initiatives FEMME Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
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    The Center for Pre-College Programs offers a series of summer programs for high achieving students from post-fourth to post-eleventh grades. The programs are designed to encourage and prepare students to succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    The Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative-FEMME Program is a five-week program designed to provide post-fourth through post-eighth grade girls with opportunities to enhance their mathematics, science and technological academic achievement, develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and promote self-esteem and self-confidence.

    The program’s goal is to encourage girls to choose careers in scientific and technological fields in which women are traditionally underrepresented. FEMME provides an intensive five-week summer component for five groups of female students and includes classroom discussions, laboratory experiments, projects, and field trips.

    Engineering themes include:

    • Environmental – 4th grade
    • Aeronautical – 5th grade
    • Mechanical – 6th grade
    • Chemical – 7th grade
    • Biomedical – 8th grade

    In addition, all groups will receive instruction in advanced mathematics; computer applications; language arts and communications.

    Academic courses will incorporate modules in standardized test preparation to prepare participants for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and FEMME8 for the Scholastic and Assessment Test (SAT).

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