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.

"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).

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
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 $425. Sponsorship is available on a need basis upon acceptance into the program.


Application will open on January 18th, 2019 and will close on February 22nd, 2019.

Click here for Summer 2019 Application.

For more information, contact:

Women in Engineering Programs
Allison Kushner, Rutgers University
Rutgers School of Engineering OSD
98 Brett Road, Room B-110
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8058
Telephone: (848) 445-2687
Fax: (732) 445-5878