Jess Ferber ’17 has been selected as a New Jersey Governor’s School Scholar. As a Scholar, she joins a competitive group of outstanding high school juniors from all over the state. From July 10-30, Jess will be immersed in a comprehensive, challenging, and intensive science program at Drew University.

The Governor’s School of New Jersey was established in 1983. It is a tuition-free, summer residential program for high-achieving high school seniors who have an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. The programs are open to students from public and private high schools statewide, from diverse economic backgrounds.

The mission of the Governor’s School in the Sciences is to broaden students’ appreciation and knowledge of science through exposure to a range of scientific topics and scientists. Students are introduced to scientific research via a hands-on research experience in an area of interest with the goal of inspiring young scholars to major in STEM fields in college.