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While some teenagers fritter away their summers bathing in the sunlight, frolicking in the pool or repairing to the local mall, a group 20 teenage girls are ensconced in labs at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), devoting their summer to designing circuit boards, building robots and analyzing micro-bugs. >>
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. >>