Youth Programs

Youth Programs

STEM Programs for K-12 Students

Our youth programs encourage students to explore the STEM disciplines and take their skills to the next level. 

Rowan University Programming Contest (RUPC)

April 27, 2018

Are you a high school student who likes computer programming? Come show off your skills at Rowan's annual programming contest!  Our Computer Science Department is excited to host high school students from all over the Philadelphia area as they compete for prizes and have fun.  For more details, visit our RUPC website.

Rowan STEAM Academy

Open to middle and high school students, the STEAM Academy combines academic excellence and engaging extracurricular activities with supportive guidance and supervision. With day and residential program options, the STEAM Academy offers high-achieving students the opportunity to experience college life while preparing them for their futures.  For program and application information, visit the Rowan STEAM Academy website.


GEO Explorers Summer Day Camp

This authentic science experience for children ages 7-12 takes place at the Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University.  The program provides a STEM curriculum and hands-on fossil hunting with Rowan paleontologists.  Campers receive a paleontologists' field guide to log their experiences and excavate their very own fossils.

More information and registration details coming soon.

First LEGO League (FLL)

FLL introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface.  FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.  Rowan is excited to host the Southern New Jersey FLL Championship in March 2018.  To learn more about FLL, visit the National FLL website.


Rowan Academy of Mobile Programming (RAMP)

Mobile application programming can provide an authentic and engaging hook into computer science. The MIT App Inventor is a visual programming environment that enables students with no programming background to build apps for Android mobile devices. Swift is an easy to learn programming language that is used to build apps for iOS mobile devices. We will use these programs to teach computer science principles to middle school and high school students. These tools will empower students to create their own mobile apps and generate further interest in computer science.  This year we are pleased to offer the following:

Middle School RAMP Camp: July 10-13, 2018

High School RAMP Camp: July 17-20, 2018

More information and registration details coming soon.

College of Engineering Community & K-12 Outreach

Our engineering department offers a variety of outreach programs including middle and high school field trips, after-school programs, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), and a variety of summer workshops for students interested in engineering.  For more information, visit here.