Pennsylvania Governorís School for Engineering and Technology

June 28, 2015 - July 25, 2015
Lehigh University | Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology (PGSE&T) is a four-week summer residential program for talented high school students of science and mathematics. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and hosted by the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University, PGSE&T offers an enrichment experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory experiences.

The goal of PGSE&T is to encourage young talent to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. The PGSE&T academic program comprises four components:

  • Core courses are selected to provide a glimpse into the grand challenges of modern engineering such as energy, healthcare/bioengineering, cybersecurity, transportation/infrastructure, environment/ sustainability, manufacturing/additive manufacturing, personal electronics, 3D printing, nanotechnology, and military technology. These constitute a common educational experience for all PGSE&T students.
  • Laboratory courses engage students in hands-on laboratory experiences and provide access to resources and facilities not normally available in high school.
  • Team research projects -- one for each student -- are carried out cooperatively with a team of 5-6 students, under the direction of a faculty advisor.
  • Guest lectures by experts in various STEM-related fields will broaden each student’s awareness of the importance of science and engineering to industrial and societal progress.

PGSE&T faculty are recruited from Lehigh University and other leading regional institutions. The program of formal instruction and team research is conducted entirely at Lehigh University.

Sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education and
Corporations and Friends of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology

Pennsylvania Governor's School for Engineering and Technology


Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania at the time of application and juniors attending public, charter, cyber, home or non-public secondary schools.

Material submitted for each applicant, including resumes, essays, standardized test scores, and letters of recommendation must demonstrate sustained interest and involvement in science and/or mathematics in the classroom and beyond.

Fifty of Pennsylvaniaís brightest will be chosen to participate in this prestigious and selective program.