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 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. While transportation will have to 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 $300 (TARGET 1 is reduced to $240 because of shortened week). Sponsorship is available on a need basis upon acceptance into the program.
Program Dates 2013
- TARGET I (6th grade) July 1- July 5 (no session on July 4th)
- TARGET II(7th grade) July 8 - July 12
- TARGET III (8th grade) July 15 - July 19
- TARGET IV (9th grade) July 22- July 26
- TARGET V (10th grade) July 29 - August 2
- TARGET VI (11th grade) July 15 - July 19
The program will be held on Rutgers University- Busch Campus from 9:00AM to 5:00PM each weekday of the designated week. Please look below for the exact dates that the TARGET program will run for your current grade-level. For example, if you are currently in 6th grade, you should apply for TARGET 1.
How Do You Apply?
Applications will be available for Summer 2013 in February 2013. Click here for Summer 2013 Applications
TARGET thanks the Motorola Foundation for their continued support of the program. With their assistance, we are cultivating the next generation of innovative engineers!
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