Application Process Now Open For Project ENGAGE On The Syracuse University Campus, Summer 2015

Greetings fellow astrophiles (and especially readers who know any female STEM enthusiasts currently in middle school),

CNYO is pleased again to help spread the word about Project ENGAGE, a great two-session summer immersion course on the SU campus designed to introduce middle school girls to real world science and engineering (and practicing scientists and engineers). Details from the program announcement, as well as the selection criteria and application forms, are provided below.

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

Week 1, July 5-10: Sustainability and Alternative Energy (7th grade graduates)

Week 2, July 12-17: Biomedical Engineering: Bridging the Technology-Medicine Gap (8th grade graduates)

2015jan13_projectengageIt is with great pleasure that I invite middle schools throughout the region 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 and run 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 middle school teachers and college students.

Project ENGAGE is limited to a small number of qualified young women who are selected through a highly competitive process for each of the two program weeks, not all nominated students will be accepted into the program. Please look over the attached criteria before you nominate students. The John Ben Snow Foundation and Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science support project ENGAGE 2015. The cost of the program for accepted students is $400 and full scholarships are available.

Download: 2015 Project ENGAGE Criteria (pdf)

The application package is attached as both a pdf and as a word document formatted to accept typed in answers, and additional information is available through the Project ENGAGE website. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 6, 2015.

Download: 2015 Project ENGAGE Application (docx)

Download: 2015 Project ENGAGE Application (pdf)

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 projectengage@syr.edu.

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