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The College of Engineering - Dean's Office

Community & K-12 Outreach

Attracting Women to Engineering (AWE)

Attracting Women Into Engineering (AWE) is designed to introduce middle school girls entering the 7th and 8th grades to the field of engineering. Participants in the highly competitive workshops will interact with faculty members and undergraduate students via hands-on experiments in the various fields of engineering. The goal of AWE is to provide middle school girls with opportunities to explore multiple engineering disciplines while reinforcing the need for them to stay focused on their science and math studies.

Boy's Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Workshop

The BEST workshop is designed to introduce middle school boys entering the 7th and 8th grades to the field of engineering. Participants will interact with faculty members and undergraduate students via hands-on experiments in the various fields of engineering. The goal of BEST is to provide middle school boys with opportunities to explore multiple engineering disciplines while reinforcing the need for them to stay focused on their science and math studies.

Engineering Clinics For Teachers (ECT)

Science, mathematics and engineering are essential partners in paving the way for America’s future through discovery, learning and innovation. Enhanced engineering education in our K-12 classrooms can provide students at an earlier age with a more specific understanding of what a technical career entails. We must encourage teachers to assume a more active role not only in the implementation/delivery of the educational experience for the student, but also in the innovation and continuous improvement necessary for engineering education to meet these challenges. Rowan University’s Colleges of Engineering and Education are offering an Engineering Clinic experience for middle school teachers. Modeled after the unique Rowan Engineering Clinics, Engineering Clinics for Teachers (ECT) utilizes real world problem solving via innovative creative measures.

Engineers on Wheels

Engineers on Wheels is an innovative program that brings engineering concepts to the K-12 classroom. A specially designed Rowan Engineering van is equipped with modern engineering displays and engineering activities, and will bring the world of engineering to you! The program is implemented with the assistance of the student chapter of the professional societies, where engineering students share their excitement about the subject with the next generation of engineers.

Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Outreach activities have extended beyond the region, and have encompassed the national and global community. Engineers Without Borders has helped communities around the world obtain clean water, treat waste water, produce energy, improve shelter, and develop sustainable industries.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

Rowan University is the State of New Jersey Affiliates to Project Lead The Way (PLTW). PLTW is geared towards inspiring middle school and high school students to pursue a career in engineering and technology. Project Lead the Way partners with higher educational institutions to promote pre-engineering courses in the nation’s high schools, and provides an integrated math, science, and technology curriculum in the middle schools. More information can be found at www.pltw.org.

Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering (RISE)

Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering (RISE) is a summer workshop that features laboratory clinics, where students can participate in engineering activities, as well as campus tours and a chance to meet College of Engineering professors and students. High School students work with chocolate, Legos, Jenga blocks and bottle rockets during several hands-on engineering workshops and clinics.

For more information, contact

Melanie Basantis
Engineering Outreach Director
(856) 256-5307 (voice)
basantis@rowan.edu