Center for Pre College Programs

Women in Engineering & Technology Initiatives FEMME Program

The Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative-FEMME Program is a five-week program designed to provide post-fourth through post-eighth grade girls with opportunities to enhance their mathematics, science and technological academic achievement, develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and promote self-esteem and self-confidence.

The program’s goal is to encourage girls to choose careers in scientific and technological fields in which women are traditionally underrepresented. FEMME provides an intensive five-week summer component for five groups of female students and includes classroom discussions, laboratory experiments, projects, and field trips.

Engineering themes include:

  • Environmental – 4th grade                                   
  • Aeronautical – 5th grade                                       
  • Mechanical – 6th grade
  • Chemical – 7th grade
  • Biomedical – 8th grade

In addition, all groups will receive instruction in advanced mathematics; computer applications; language arts and communications.

Academic courses will incorporate modules in standardized test preparation to prepare FEMME 4-5-6-7 participants for the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK); FEMME8 for the Scholastic and Assessment Test (SAT) and the High School Proficiency Assessment ( HSPA ) Exam.

Program Dates:
July 7 - August 7 – 9:00AM to 3:30PM (Monday - Thursday)

Female students completing 4th through 8th grade

Program Costs:
Application Fee: $60 (Non-Refundable)
Tuition: $1200 (Includes Academic Materials)

FEMME8 is Sponsored by UNITE, a TSA (Technology Student Association) program, funded by the U. S. Army Research Office

For Summer 2014 application details please click here