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.
"One of the biggest benefits of TARGET is that students are mentored by our undergraduate and graduate female engineers. We want to encourage young women to consider engineering and then empower them." Candiece White, Assistant Dean for Women in Engineering
Program Dates For 2019
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).
Application will open on January 18th, 2019 and will close on February 22nd, 2019.
For more information, contact:
Allison Kushner, Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058
Telephone: (848) 445-2687
Fax: (732) 445-5878