Rowan hosts Attracting Women into Engineering for middle school girls

Rowan in AWE teaching engineering fundamentals to middle school girls.    

More 100 middle school-aged girls from throughout New Jersey will converge at Rowan University for Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE) on Tuesday, July 22, through Wednesday, July 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rowan Hall (the College of Engineering building off Bowe Boulevard in Glassboro).

AWE is designed to expose girls entering the 7th and 8th grades to the broad field of engineering. The days are educational and great fun, teaching students the technical basics in easily identifiable ways, like making lip gloss, making bottle rockets, creating music with a Play-Doh-like substance and designing bridges using iPads.

College of Engineering faculty and others teach the girls, with assistance from Rowan Engineering students, AWE alumni and PSEG employees. PSEG is an AWE sponsor. The workshops will focus on hands-on engineering laboratory experiments, professionalism, gender sensitivity and computer training.

This is the 15th year Rowan is offering the AWE workshops.