Frequently asked questions
What is the goal of the program?
YESW’s goal is to support high school students seeking to earn a degree in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University, while increasing the retention of women in engineering fields. It aims to introduce students to engineering that would otherwise not have the opportunity.
Who runs the program?
YESW will be facilitated by a local high school educator and by members of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering:
- Engineering Advocates — undergraduate students from various engineering disciplines
- Hope Parker, Associate Director Engineering K-12 Outreach
- Lauren Preble, Program Coordinator
- Tirupalavanam Ganesh, Ph.D., Tooker Professor & Assistant Dean, Engineering Education
What is the cost of the program?
Who is the program for?
Students in their 10th-12th grade years.
What are the program requirements?
Students must be current high school students and they must be Arizona residents.
How can I earn the scholarship?
In order to be eligible for consideration for 1 of 50 competitive $1000 scholarships, students must participate in at least 12 different engineering modules (3 hours each) and attend 2 mandatory workshops: Networking with Engineers and Applying to the Fulton Schools of Engineering. Students must also enroll in an engineering degree offered by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering their freshman year of college.
What will the sessions entail?
With guidance from the K-12 Engineering Education and Outreach team, educators and ASU engineering advocates will lead YESW participants through a variety of experiences focused on exploring different engineering fields, their relevance to society, how engineers can impact the world, what a career in engineering looks like and what to expect during college.
How long does each session take?
Students will engage in activities on Saturdays for 3 hours. There will be additional evening workshops/ASU that may occur during weekdays. Participants will also take part in a week-long summer program at the ASU campus to experience college life.
Are there any other events/programs you run?
Through the K-12 Engineering Education and Outreach team, there are a variety of programs and events that we offer to provide your students with opportunities to become involved and experience the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Visit outreach.engineering.asu.edu for more information!