Date: July 6 - July 12, 2013 (12:00pm check-in time on July 6th and 2:00pm check-out time on July 12th)
Location: California State University, Long Beach
Eligibility: Eligible candidates must be female students entering 8th grade in the Fall 2013 semester. The candidates must be performing at grade-level or higher in mathematics and have a G.P.A. of 3.70 or higher. The candidate must be recommended by a school counselor or teacher and demonstrate willingness to reside on campus for one week. Due to the clearance requirements of the lab facilities and the program funding agency, only US citizens can apply.
Cost: The cost for participation (dorm fees, all meals, tuition, field-trip transportation) will be paid by the university. A materials fee of $150 is required by Friday, May 10, 2013 for the finalists (this donation may be waived for families with an income below the Federal Poverty Guideline with documentation).
Application: The application packet must be submitted in a single envelope and postmarked no later than Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. The application form will be available for download from the following links: Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) Format, Word 2003 (.doc) Format, PDF Format
Participant Selection: Semi-finalists will be notified by April 12,2013 and an on-campus interview of semi-finalists is expected to be held on Sunday April 14, 2013.Twelve final candidates will be notified by April 21, 2013.
Accommodation: During the one-week program, the interns will reside in the university residential hall with two full-time female chaperons. All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are covered by the program. Parents and interns will be given instructions on what to bring for the stay. Click here for more information on the on-campus housing including virtual tours.
Activities: The program includes three academic days and two off-campus field trip days. During the academic days, the interns will participate in intensive hands-on workshops covering topics in various science and engineering disciplines including mechanical and aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science, civil engineering, chemical engineering, and human factors. All workshops are conducted by CSULB faculty members and industry experts. The interns will experience engineering in action during the operational tours that will be determined. The activities also include sport and leisure time every evening. A detailed schedule will be posted soon.