There are numerous opportunities to expose students to science and/ or engineering, including summer camps and programs throughout the school year. Below are some opportunities with links for more detail. If you have an event you'd like to include on this site, please email Susan Best
FRANKLIN INSTITUTE - DISCOVERY CAMP
Franklin Institute hosts Discovery Camp for 11 weeks from late June through early September. Campers are grouped based on the grade or home-school level they are entering from Kindergarten through Grade 8. Discovery Camp challenges each camper to take a closer look at the world and see that science is a part of everything. No matter where science fits into their future plans, the scientific discoveries that campers make at Discovery Camp will enrich their lives forever. Discovery Camp counselors are teachers, college students, and upper level high school students with a proven interest in science and child care experience. In addition, counselors-in-training (CITs) and interns provide extra support. Information on employment and volunteer opportunities for Discovery Camp is also available.
WIDENER UNIVERSITY - ENGINEERING SUMMER CAMP
Widener's Engineering Summer Camp was developed by engineering faculty at Widener to introduce high school students to the field of engineering in a nurturing, noncompetitive, "hands-on" environment. Students experience a four-day schedule full of computer workshops, demonstrations, films, laboratory exercises, discussion groups, and presentations, all while having fun. High school students make concrete blocks, launch soda bottle rockets and explore the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
Day camp is open to students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the Fall. Resident camp (room, board, and planned activities) is open to students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 in the Fall. All sessions are held on Widener's Main Campus in Chester, Pennsylvania and meet from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check the Widener website for dates and other details.
WIDENER UNIVERSITY - ENGINEERING OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Widener's School of Engineering offers several outreach opportunities throughout the year. Visit their website for details.
WIDENER UNIVERSITY - TEACHER'S WORKSHOP
Widener University's School of Engineering offers a complimentary, interactive 3-day teacher's workshop, open to High School Teachers, Guidance Counselors, and Administrators.
Lodging will be provided in Widener University dorms and breakfast and lunch are included.
GLAXOSMITHKLINE SCIENCE IN THE SUMMER
Science in the Summer is a free science education program that helps elementary school children in North Carolina and Pennsylvania "grow into science". Through classes held in public libraries, the program gets kids excited about learning science with hands-on experiments. Click for more information.
ROWAN UNIVERSITY - ATTRACTING WOMEN INTO ENGINEERING
Rowan University invites middle school-aged girls to Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE), a program designed to expose them to the broad field of engineering. Females entering the 7th and 8th grades in the Fall may participate in any available session, during which they may work with and learn from College of Engineering faculty and students. The workshops will focus on hands-on engineering laboratory experiments and professionalism. AWE has continued to cultivate young girls? interest in engineering through a hands-on approach to engineering, exposure to diversity of paths an engineer can take and the impact an engineer can have in shaping the future. Click for more information
ROWAN UNIVERSITY - ROWAN'S INTRODUCTION FOR STUDENTS TO ENGINEERING
Rowan's Introduction for Students to Engineering (RISE) is a workshop experience that features laboratory clinics, exciting engineering activities, campus & industry tours, and mentoring by College of Engineering professors and students. Students from high schools throughout the South Jersey area work with chocolate, Legos, Jenga blocks and bottle rockets during hands-on engineering workshops and clinics. Click for more information.