SUMMIT, NJ - Brandon Gomes
, a member of the Summit High School Class of 2017, has been selected to participate in the The New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering & Technology, which will be held June 26 - July 26 at Rutgers University.
According to soe.rutgers.edu
, The New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering & Technology at Rutgers University is an intensive residential summer program that brings together some of New Jersey's most talented and motivated high school students.
Free of grades and official credit, students spend part of the summer following their junior year studying on the campus of the Rutgers University School of Engineering at no cost to their families. During the program, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with two to four students on a novel research project which will be showcased in a conference-style final paper and presentation in front of hundreds of invited guests at a research symposium.
Additionally, students will be able to participate in a variety of life-skills workshops, attend site visits to local corporations, and engage in activities that will help them connect with professors, professionals, and peers from throughout the state.
To receive consideration for the program, Gomes needed to be nominated by Summit High School and, once nominated, was considered for admission with as many as 300-plus other applicants. It is estimated that fewer than 25% of all applicants receive offers of admission.