NJ Governor's School Scholar

Westfield High School 11th grader Vijay Sreenivasan has been accepted into the prestigious New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology, to be hosted by the Rutgers University School of Engineering this summer.

“Our sponsors and program staff have set the bar high,” the program directors wrote in a letter to Sreenivasan.  “You will be spending four weeks engaged in engineering and technology with others who share your interests.” 

The Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology runs from June 27 through July 23.  Program organizers say that this summer’s scholars will take 4 academic online classes and complete a virtual research and/or design project with 4-5 other students, while “meeting equally talented peers and professionals from across the state.” The program is funded through generous sponsorships by Rutgers University, the State of New Jersey, corporate donors, Governor’s School alumni, and other donors.  

“I am excited to attend the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology this summer. It is a great opportunity for me to learn more about engineering and to work with other students who share my interests,” says Sreenivasan.  “I am also looking forward to working with professors in areas such as robotics and programming. I am extremely grateful to my teachers at Westfield High School for their support in helping me get into this program.”

K-12 Supervisor of Science Thomas Paterson agrees that this is a “fantastic opportunity” for Sreenivasan.

“The Westfield Science Department is very proud of Vijay.  His acceptance into this prestigious program is a testament to his hard work and passion for learning,” says Paterson, who also congratulates Sreenivasan’s teachers for their guidance throughout his learning. “At Governor’s School, Vijay will continue his learning, engage in research, design projects, and have the opportunity to explore career options at local corporations.”


Source: Westfield Public Schools