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2004 - 1 story
2003 - 1 story
More than 100 post-fourth through eighth-grade girls will be offered the opportunity to overcome the gender gap in math, science and technology through an intensive, four-week summer program organized by NJIT's Center for Pre-College Programs. The Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative-FEMME program, which runs from July 6 through August 5, 2004, combines the fun of hands-on discovery with learning about the basic principles of engineering and encourages girls to choose careers in scientific and technological fields in which women are traditionally underrepresented. >>
The FEMME program (Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative) helps girls overcome the gender gap in math, science and engineering. Elementary school girls perform as well as boys in math and science, yet fall behind them during middle school and high school. To redress that imbalance, 120 girls – fourth through eighth graders – will come to New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) campus to study aeronautical, biomedical and mechanical engineering. >>