TARGET: The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology

The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology is a summer program designed for middle school and high school girls to increase awareness and familiarize them with career opportunities within engineering. The objective of the program is to eradicate the negative stereotypes commonly associated with women’s ability to pursue careers in math and science related fields. Program mentors and faculty members facilitate workshops, hands-on activities, labs and projects for the duration of the program in hopes of creating an insightful, exciting opportunity for young girls to learn more about the many different engineering disciplines.

TARGET thanks the PSEG Foundation for their support of the program.  With their assistance, we are cultivating the next generation of innovative engineers!

Program Dates For 2016

TARGET encompasses six different, one-week long, commuter programs for a group of 24 girls each. Eligibility for each of the six programs is determined by grade-level. The program is held on Rutgers University- Busch Campus from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each weekday of the designated week. When selecting a TARGET program please note that classes are determined by current grade-level (if you are currently in 6th grade, you should apply for TARGET 1).

TARGET I (6th grade) June 27- July 1 
TARGET II (7th grade) July 5 - July 8
TARGET III (8th grade) July 11 - July 15
TARGET IV (9th grade) July 18 - July 22
TARGET V (10th grade) July 25 - July 29
TARGET VI (11th grade) July 11 - July 15
Transportation must be provided by the student’s family. Lunch and two snacks daily will be provided by Rutgers. The cost for the one-week TARGET program is $350. Sponsorship is available on a need basis upon acceptance into the program.


Applications will be available for Summer 2016 in January 2016. Click here for Summer 2016 Application.

For more information, contact:

Director of Women in Engineering Programs
Candiece White, Rutgers University
Rutgers School of Engineering OSD
98 Brett Road, Room B-110
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058
Telephone: (848) 445-4751
Fax: (732) 445-5878