Office of Engineering Diversity

Excelling multicultural & women students in engineering.


MTM

Make the Machine

"Make the Machine" Engineering Camp for Girls is an outreach program of Penn State's Women in Engineering Program.

 

Your MTM experiences will allow you to explore the wide variety of engineering career possibilites available and experience what your life might be like on a college campus.

 

Make the Machine (MTM)

Frequent Questions:

What is MTM?

Who is eligible for MTM?

What can I gain from MTM?

When & where is MTM?

What is the cost of MTM?

What will MTM cover?

Financial Assistance

How do I apply for MTM?

APPLICATION (TBA)

MTM Schedule

Additional Questions?

Sponsors

 

MTM Camp

MTM IE

MTM Aerospace and Industrial Engineering Days

What is MTM?

MTM (Make the Machine) Engineering Camp for Girls is a day camp for girls entering grades 9-12. It offers five different interdisciplinary engineering modules and hands-on opportunities. Your MTM experiences will allow you to explore the wide variety of engineering career possibilities available and experience what your life might be like on a college campus.

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Who is eligible for MTM?

High school girls entering grades 9-12 in fall are eligible. Applicants should be enrolled in high school math classes, and have an interest in math and science and a desire to learn more about engineering as a career choice.

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Why Participate in MTM?

Engineering is an exciting, diverse field highlighted by one overarching goal: Engineers solve problems to make the world a better place. As an MTM participant, you can actively explore this creative, rewarding profession. Engineering makes life better!

 

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When & where is MTM?

Each MTM Camp daily module runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Penn State University Park. Students may choose which modules to attend, or may participate all week. The daily program cost includes a continental breakfast, lunch, a T-shirt, transportation to site visits, and daily modules.

If you plan to travel from out of town, the Women in Engineering Program (WEP) can suggest convenient and affordable lodging within walking distance of our facilities.

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What is the cost of MTM?

The cost of the attending MTM Camp is $35 per day or $150 for the entire week (five days).

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What will MTM Cover?

MTM modules emphasize hands-on engineering activities, active problem solving, career site visits, exposure to female role models, and teamwork. You'll get to know the University Park campus, engineering students and faculty, and you'll make new friends.


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Financial Assistance

Camp scholarships will be awarded to those who demonstrated financial need. Applicants requesting financial assistance should submit proof that they qualify for their school district's free lunch program, signed by a guidance counselor.

Financial assistance applicants will be contacted to obtain related financial information, and are required to write an essay on the following topic:

What two goals would you like to accomplish by attending MTM Engineering Camp?

 

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How do I apply for MTM?

Please click the link below:

APPLICATION (TBA)

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MTM Schedule

Coming Soon!

 

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Additional Questions

If you need to contact someone regarding MTM for any reason, please call Cheryl Knobloch at 814-863-1080. Get additional MTM information about:

• Cancellation policy
• Engineering disciplines highlighted this summer
• Medical insurance and health care information
• Sample schedule
• University policies

 

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Sponsors

MTM would like to thank the following companies for their investment in the next generation of engineers:

Alcoa

Alcoa

Primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum products

 

In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years.

 

Dow Chemical

Dow Chemical Company

Chemicals

 

Dow combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.

Exxon

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Taking on the world's toughest energy challenges

 

We are the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, providing energy that helps underpin growing economies and improve living standards around the world.

Nucor

Nucor Company

It's our nature

 

Our production company exceeds 26 million tons annually. Nucor is the largest producer of steel in the United States. But more than a steel maker, we are the world's foremost steel recycler, and one of the largest recyclers of any kind.

 

 

 

 

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