Tufts University Receives Grant Aimed to Increase the Number of Women Engineers

The Center for Engineering and Education Outreach at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, received a $60,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation for a program that aims to increase the number of women in engineering. Under the program teachers from area public elementary schools will attend summer workshops focused on increasing their skills to teach engineering-related subjects. Undergraduate mentors from Tufts will provide young girls in these elementary schools with role models during the school year. In addition, scholarships will be made available for girls to attend summer camps that focus on science and engineering.

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