Middle school girls explore tech skills in Rowan's Attracting Women into Engineering programJuly 02, 2012
About 150 middle school-aged girls from throughout South Jersey (and beyond) will converge at Rowan University for Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE) on Tuesday, July 17, through Thursday, July 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Rowan Hall (the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard in Glassboro).
AWE is designed to expose girls entering the 7th and 8th grades to the broad field of engineering. The days are educational and great fun, teaching students the technical basics in easily identifiable ways, like making lip gloss and building bottle rockets.
College of Engineering faculty and others teach the girls, with assistance from Rowan Engineering students and AWE alumni. The workshops will focus on hands-on engineering laboratory experiments, professionalism, gender sensitivity and computer training.
This is the 13th year Rowan is offering the AWE workshops.
NOTE: The girls are coming from these counties in South Jersey and Pennsylvania: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer and Salem (N.J.) and Bucks County (Pa.)