2018 ProGRES Summer Program

Mon, Jul 9, 2018 8:30am
Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering building
Photo from 2017 ProGRES Summer Program

The Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI will be holding its 2nd ProGRES Summer Program to promote engineering research interest and involvement among young women in high school. Through the ProGRES Program, high-school students will have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research projects with world-class researchers in state-of-the-art facilities. The selected students will work directly with a woman faculty researcher and mentor on an independent research project, and they will have opportunities to meet and work with women engineers and women engineering students.

Young women of Prince Edward Island going into grades 11 and 12 are encouraged to apply for the ProGRES Summer Program by completing this application form. Application forms will be reviewed and successful applicants will be selected to participate in engineering research projects at UPEI’s Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering for a five-week period (July 9 – August 10). Each participant will also be awarded a stipend of $2200. There will be 7-8 participants selected, depending on interest.

Participants will be asked to share their research experiences with the public and their peers in the following school year. The hope is that the shared research experiences will encourage more young women to choose Engineering at UPEI and see how women can thrive and be successful as engineering researchers or professional engineers.

Application Deadline is Monday, May 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM.

Dr. Amy Hsiao
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