Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE)

Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE)

Attracting Women into Engineering (AWE)

Register for summer AWE 2020 here   

The new summer AWE program is a three-day, non-residential, camp that will be held on July 21, 22, and 23, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering.  This engineering workshop specifically designed for young girls will focus on hands-on learning through engineering projects & demonstrations and will also include students building their own PIPER Computer, tours of the engineering buildings & laboratories, a planetarium show, and lunch at the student dining hall. 

AWE is 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. The one-day, non-residential workshop focuses on hands-on engineering laboratory experiments and professionalism. AWE 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.  2020 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

For questions contact:
Rowan STEM Center or email

Sponsored by:

The Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering