Cornell University offers girls (high school rising juniors or seniors) the opportunity to learn about engineering at their Curie Academy’s CATALYST program which runs July 12 – 18, 2015.
Each day, scholars engage in two field sessions led by Cornell Engineering faculty in the various engineering disciplines. The field sessions provide an opportunity for students to learn about the field, its curriculum, current trends and research coupled with demonstrations and/or hands-on activities. Cornell’s Engineering Admissions also provides them with insight about applying to Cornell and the general admissions process.
CATALYST Scholars work in small collaborative groups each afternoon during a research/design project session under the auspices of a Cornell Engineering faculty research director. The faculty and a team of post-docs, graduate students, and/or undergraduates instructor and mentor CATALYST through a curriculum which culminates into a specific project in which each group presents their findings/outcomes.
During the evenings, CATALYST program assistants lead the cohort in social activities and friendly engineering competitions.
Tuition is $1450 which includes room, board, meals and research supplies. Scholarships are available based on demonstrated need. The deadline to apply March 1, 2015. Go here to apply.