The College of Engineering is actively engaged in nurturing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies in our community and to the region's youth.
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 from women into pursuing a career in the engineering profession and research being done in the fields of Bioengineering, Civil, Environmental, Electrical and Mechanical engineering. The program features:
- Hands on projects in robotics, bioengineering, environmental engineering, civil & mechanical engineering
- Field trips -- past trips have included visit to NASA, Philadelphia Water Works, Turner construction, L3 communications
- Visiting and interaction with professional women engineers
Gain an opportunity to experience the importance of engineering and be motivated by interaction with the different disciplines.
Experiencing campus life is an important part of this program. Upon arriving, you'll receive a student dining card. This program is a great opportunity to meet and interact with people from diverse backgrounds and interests.
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 if the field trip will be to NASA a birth certificate or passport is required by NASA ahead of time.
Learn how to build programmable mobile robots and design, construct and fly quad copters made from the famous childhood K’NEX parts. You will compete with other high school students in the Delaware Valley, get a great introduction to a college program in Electrical and Computer Engineering. This program is partially funded by NASA and the Pennsylvania Space Grant.
Topics to be covered are:
- Electrical components: Resistance, capacitance and electromagnetic induction coil.
- Electronic components and integrated circuits: Diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers and timer circuits.
- C-language programmable Arduino microcontrollers, photoresistors, infrared sensors and ultrasonic transmitters.
- Design, construction and fly quad rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) using K’NEX parts for ease of design and construction but also so you can modify the design “on the fly.”
Temple professors, graduate and undergraduate students will instruct you every step of the way in the state of the art electronics laboratory. There's no homework but you will learn about autonomous programmable robots and the different areas of electrical and computer engineering.
Some financial assistance is possible based upon need.
Early July through early August on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursdays at Temple Engineering Building, 1947 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.