Governor Tom Corbett announced that Lehigh University will host the Pennsylvania Governor's School for Engineering and Technology (PGSE&T), one of the Commonwealth’s three prestigious academic programs for talented high school students.
Lehigh joins two other prestigious institutions hosting Governor’s schools: the newly-designated Governor’s School for the Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University in Centre County and the Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) at Carnegie Mellon University, which reintroduced the program in 2013 after a 5-year hiatus.
The goal of the program is to encourage young talent to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, thereby fostering global competitiveness in engineering and technology for Pennsylvania and the nation.
Students who are selected to attend the Governor’s Schools receive full scholarships, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the universities, and private and corporate donations.
The Lehigh program will be a two-week summer residential program (July 20 to Aug. 2), increasing to a 5-week program in 2015.
Read the full story in the Lehigh University News Center.