Project ENGAGE, A Unique Opportunity For Middle School Girls To Be Held At Syracuse University This Summer

Greetings fellow astrophiles!

This announcement came in across the TACNY community listserv announcing a great STEM-related pair of programs happening on the Syracuse University campus this July. Project ENGAGE is a pair of two week-long programs aimed at introducing aspiring young female engineers to all areas of engineering by giving them direct contact with both people and projects. Details below.

I attended a similar summer course in computing at S.U. back in the mid-80’s just as color screens were becoming the “in thing” (yes, it has been a while) and that course most definitely peaked my interest in computer science and technology. If you’ve a girl of the right age either in your house or connected to your social circle, do consider passing the information below along to them. We will certainly benefit from their expertise in the future!

Two weeks, two programs, two life-changing opportunities for the next generation:

Week 1, July 6-11: Sustainability and Alternative Energy (7th grade graduates)
Week 2, July 13-18: Biomedical Engineering: Bridging the Technology-Medicine Gap (8th grade graduates)

2014february_2012_Group_ShotIt is with great pleasure that I invite schools from Central and Upstate New York to nominate up to four middle school girls (two – 7th graders and two – 8th graders) for an exciting opportunity at Syracuse University (SU) this July. Project ENGAGE is a successfully piloted engineering immersion program for girls who have a wide range of interests and demonstrated abilities across several academic areas. While living at SU, the participants will explore the breadth of topics engineers address within the focus area, gain important problem-solving skills and benefit from the experience of successful female engineers and other role models. The summer program includes mini-courses, readings and discussion, projects, field trips and hands-on learning alongside accomplished female engineers, college professors, and high school teachers and college students.

Project ENGAGE is limited to a small number of highly qualified young women from Central and Upstate New York and are selected through a highly competitive process for each of the two program weeks – not all nominated students will be accepted into the program. The Allyn Foundation, the John Ben Snow Foundation, the Joan Rothenberg Family Foundation and Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science support project ENGAGE 2014. The cost of the program for accepted students is $150 and full scholarships are available.

The application forms and additional program information is available through the Project ENGAGE website at Completed applications must be postmarked by March 7, 2014.

For additional information please contact: Project ENGAGE at (315) 443-0466 – The College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University, 223 Link Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244 or E-mail

Best regards,
Carol Stokes, Cawley, Director
Project ENGAGE
College of Engineering & Computer Science
Syracuse University
223 Link Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

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