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As the only girls' school based on Quaker values in the United States, Lincoln honors the value of each individual while centering the Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship (SPICES).

Brown University School of Engineering

Offered to Grades 10-12, Concurrent or prior enrollment in Pre-Calculus and Physics required

Initiated by a previous Lincoln School student and their professor parent, Lincoln’s Introduction to Engineering (LITE), is a college-level course offered to Lincoln's 10-12th grade students. This innovative college-level course is taught at Brown University and is focused on learning, understanding, and applying engineering design principles to real-world applications.

Students get hands-on creating human-centered projects that allow them to learn the framework of engineering principles by researching, designing, and finally building. The curriculum covers and explores concepts like vectors, forces, circuits, electronics, cardiac tissue engineering, and clean room spaces in the newly completed Brown Engineering building. For some students, being part of this partnership is confirmation of lifelong aspirations. For others, it is simply a way to learn about a new field. Either way, each and every student will get something critical out of the class.

Engineering for Girls

Lincoln School is committed to supporting the growth and development of women in the STEAM fields. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Architecture and Mathematics).

The LITE program allows our 10-12th grade students the opportunity to really experience (in an hands-on environment), the fascinating world of Engineering.

The Design Process

The LITE program focuses on the very important design process involved in identifying a real world problem, formulating a solution to that problem, and fabricating the design through the application of theoretical concepts and use of modeling/building tools. Scientific methods and modeling techniques are used throughout.

Lincoln’s partnership with Brown University is a very special one. It gives our girls the opportunity to try out engineering for a semester in a non-intimidating way. They work alongside their peers but they have access to Brown and its design workshop as they learn what a college-level engineering course is like. 

- Shannon Lambert, Math Department Head