Rowan welcomes middle school girls to annual AWE summer workshops

Rowan University invites middle school-aged girls to Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE), a program designed to expose them to the broad field of engineering, on July 19, 20 and 21, 2011. The workshops will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Rowan Hall, the engineering building on Rowan’s Glassboro campus.

Females entering the seventh and eighth grades in Fall 2011 may participate in one of the three one-day sessions, during which they may work with and learn from College of Engineering faculty and students. The workshops will focus on hands-on engineering laboratory experiments, team building, communication, computer training and solving societal problems. Participants will explore engineering fundamentals while enjoying such projects as making lip gloss and building and launching water bottle rockets.

The non-refundable workshop fee is $25 for one day, and a pizza lunch will be provided.

For more than a decade, Rowan has offered the AWE workshops each summer, in part to help stem the decline in middle school females’ self-esteem as they enter adolescence and combat the trend of gender inequality.

Many Rowan AWE participants have pursued engineering and several have attended Rowan’s College of Engineering, crediting their initial interest in engineering to the AWE program.

For more information on AWE, visit, or contact Kathy Urbano at or 856-256-5309. The deadline for applications is May 13, 2011.


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