Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE)

Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE)

Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE)

AWE summer camp will be in-person and combined with the brother camp, BEST, for summer 2021.  Strict COVID protocols will be followed including mask wearing, temperature checks and social distancing. See below or click here for entire Rowan COVID protocols.

Date: July 12 - 15, 2021 (4-day, non-residential summer camp)

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM each day

Location: On-campus in Rowan Hall at Rowan University's Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering in Glassboro, NJ. 

No lunch provided.

Register here for AWE 2021

Cost: $100

The summer AWE program is a four-day, non-residential, camp that will be held on the mornings of July 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering.  This engineering workshop will focus on hands-on learning through engineering projects & demonstrations and will also include socially distanced tours of the engineering buildings & laboratories.  No lunch nor snacks will be provided. 

COVID Protocol

COVID-19 UPDATE: The status of in-person camps may change at any moment depending upon CDC, State and University guidelines at that time.  Camps would then switch to virtual or be cancelled. 

  • All camps will be limited to 18 campers. The STEM Lab in Rowan Hall is a large room which will allow us to space out the campers. We will maintain 6 foot social distancing at all times. There will be a limit of 2-3 campers per table.
  • Masks will be worn inside during instruction. We will provide “mask breaks” for any campers that need some fresh air. We will also provide masks should any campers need them.
  • Each day at check-in, campers or their parent/guardian will be required to complete the Rowan University Daily Screening as well as campers having their temperature taken.  This will ensure proper contact tracing protocol should a camper test positive for COVID.
  • Should a camper test positive, the remainder of the camp will be cancelled.
  • Students will have all of their supplies at their table or in kits that they will pick up from a sanitized area to avoid person to person contact.  All students will have their personal set of supplies, materials, computers, etc.  Nothing will be shared.  Personalized areas will be assigned for in-work projects that are left overnight and to be completed the following day.
  • Camps will be scheduled for the mornings, 9:00 – 12:30, to eliminate food consumption during this year’s camps. Water bottles can be brought and will remain on camper’s tables.
  • Rowan University cleaning protocols will be adhered to each night, after campers leave and prior to their return the following day.
  • After each camp ends, all camp materials will be cleaned and sanitized.

AWE was designed to introduce middle school girls to the broad field of engineering. The Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering invites current middle school girls, those currently in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades during the 2020-2021 school year, to learn about the exciting field of engineering from Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering faculty, staff and students. AWE focuses on hands-on engineering laboratory experiments and will cultivate young girls' interest in engineering through an applied approach to engineering, exposure to the diverse paths an engineer can take and the impact an engineer can have in shaping the future.  2021 will be the 21st year that the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering offers the AWE workshop.

AWE 2019 Program Highlights

  • Biomedical Engineering – Gel and Elastic Polymers
  • Chemical Engineering - Making, Marketing and Manufacturing Lip Gloss
  • Civil/Environmental Engineering - Concrete Canoes
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering – Arduino programming/Circuitry
  • Mechanical Engineering – Projectile analysis using bottle Rockets
  • Optical Engineering -Building a Hologram
  • Additional Events – Tours of the Engineering Buildings, Pizza Lunch

Activity to teach girls about engineering principles

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The Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering