Women in Engineering & Technology Initiatives FEMME Program

The Women in Engineering and Technology Initiative-FEMME Program is a four-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
  • Computer Coding –​ 9th 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 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 and Assessment Test (SAT).

Program Dates:

July 9 - August 3 – 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Monday - Friday)

Female students completing 4th through 9th grade

Program Costs:
Application Fee: $60 (Non-Refundable)
Tuition: $1340 (Includes Academic Materials and Lunch)