Women in Engineering & Technology Initiatives FEMME Program

The Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative FEMME Program is a 4-week program designed to provide post-4th through post-8th 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 5-week summer component for 5 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
  • Computer Coding –​ 9th grade

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

Academic courses will incorporate modules to prepare participants for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). FEMME8 and FEMME9 will incorporate modules in standardized-test preparation for the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT).

Program Dates:

July 9 – August 3, 9 AM to 3:30 PM (Monday – Friday)

Eligibility:
Female students completing 4th through 9th grades

Program Costs:
Application fee: $60 (nonrefundable)
Tuition: $1,340 (includes academic materials and lunch)