Summer WE2 Program

Experience being an engineer at the College of Engineering’s WE2 summer program for female high school students.

Summer WE2 Program

WE2 2017 Brochure

Brochure for Temple University's College of Engineering WE2 Summer Program

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Temple University's College of Engineering offers an exciting, one-week summer program for female high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Events are designed to foster interest in the engineering profession and to increase awareness of state of the art research in the field of Bioengineering, Civil, Environmental, Electrical and Mechanical engineering. The 2016 program featured:

  • Hands on projects in robotics, bioengineering, environmental engineering, civil & mechanical engineering
  • Field trip to NASA
  • Interact with professional female engineers

Field trips and interaction with professional engineers will give you an opportunity to experience the importance of engineering and to be motivated by interacting with the different disciplines.  Field trips in the past have included visit to NASA, Philadelphia Water Works, Turner construction, L3 communications. 

Dr. Alex Pillapakkam is the lead professor working with WE2 and has run the program for more than 5 years. 

About Temple

As a comprehensive public research university, our 37,000 students can choose from seven campuses (two additional international campuses in Rome and Tokyo) and 300 academic degree programs. Ranked the most diverse university in 2008 by the Princeton Review, Temple offers a comprehensive educational experience at an affordable price. Home to cutting edge research labs in the field of renewable and alternative energy, the College of Engineering is at the forefront in training the next generation of engineers.

Campus Experience

Experiencing campus life is an important part of this program. Upon arriving, you'll receive a dining card for access to student dining. This program is a great opportunity to meet and interact with people from diverse backgrounds and interests.

Field Trips

Field trips in the past have included visit to NASA, Philadelphia Water Works, Turner construction, L3 communications etc.


Female high school students (except freshmen), GPA 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0. You do not have to be a citizen to apply for the WE2 program. However, since we will be going on a field trip to NASA, we are required to provide this information to NASA ahead of time. A birth certificate or passport is needed.

To apply for the program, please download the application form. For questions regarding the application or financial assistantship, please contact Ms. Ross at or (215) 204-7808.


Download WE2 Summer 2017 application form.