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


WE2 2016 Brochure

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

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Summer 2016: July 11th to July 15th

Temple University's College of Engineering is offering an exciting, one- week summer program for female high school students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. The program features:

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

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, each student receives a dining card which gives them access to the student dining. This program is a great opportunity to meet and interact with people from diverse backgrounds.

Field Trips

Field trips and interaction with professional engineers gives the participants an opportunity to experience the importance of engineering and to be motivated. Field trips in the past have included visit to NASA, Philadelphia Water Works, Turner construction, L3 communications etc.


When is the program?

The program is hosted by the Temple University College of Engineering. In 2016, the program will run from July 11th to the 15th.

Who is eligible for the program?

Female high school students (except freshmen), GPA 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0.

Who runs the Program?
Dr. Alex Pillapakkam is the lead professor working with WE2 and more information about him can be found here. For questions regarding the application or financial assistantship, please contact Ms. Ross at  wengr@temple.edu or (215) 204-7808.

How do I apply for the program?

To apply for the program, please download the application form.

Why I am being asked for citizenship information?

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.

What documents are needed to prove citizenship?

Birth certificate or a passport.

What will I be doing during the one week?

Events scheduled for the week were 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.

Download WE2 Summer 2016 application form.