Rowan programs for schoolchildren
Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering (RISE) program is open to current high school students. In past summers, student projects have included work in robotics and bridge design. The 50-student program, which takes place from July 8 through 10, has in the past included visits to industrial sites, such as program sponsor PSEG's headquarters. The program costs $250.
For middle-school students interested in engineering, the one-day Boys Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) Workshop is designed to expose rising seventh- and eighth-grade males to a wide array of engineering disciplines. The program, which will offer workshops on July 15 and 16, will place students in a full laboratory setting.
Likewise, Rowan's Attracting Women to Engineering (AWE) program, open to rising seventh- and eighth-grade girls, will offer one-day sessions on July 22 and 23. Through the program's 16 years in existence, students have spent the day launching water bottle rockets and working on other projects. The program has been sponsored by PSEG for the last three years.
There are 50 seats available for each day of the BEST and AWE programs, and each program costs $30 to attend. All programs will include lunch.
Registrations for each of the three programs are due by May 16. For more information, contact Kathy Urbano at 856-256-5309 or visit rowan.edu/colleges/engineering/k-12.
- Jerry Iannelli