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SWE Member Promotes WE Local and SWENext DesignLab on Pittsburgh TV

SWE Member Ali Anderson did an excellent job representing SWE and promoting WE Local Pittsburgh and SWENext DesignLab on TV this morning in Pittsburgh.

Published On: February 2017

Society of Women Engineers Member at Large Ali Anderson did an excellent job representing SWE and promoting WE Local Pittsburgh and SWENext DesignLab on TV this morning. She did a six-minute segment on KDKA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh. Ali did a demonstration on set and explained all of the ways SWE is trying to encourage girls to pursue careers in engineering.

Ali is a graduate school student at West Virginia University studying biomedical engineering.

WE Local Pittsburgh is this weekend, February 17-19, 2017. SWE’s first WE Local conference will  bring together the local engineers and organizations for three days of professional development. The event also includes our first SWENext DesignLab for middle school students, their parents and educators. SWE’s Pittsburgh community is thrilled to bring the excitement, energy and learning environment of a WE Local conference to the area.

About WE Local

WE Local offers networking with fellow technical women who live in the area. Educational workshops and engaging sessions provide professional development designed specifically for women in engineering and technology. Attendees have the opportunity to meet with potential employers and connect with colleagues while developing their skills.

WE Local conferences are innovative, collaborative events. SWE sections along with SWE Headquarters work together to “Meet Locally. Learn Socially.”

About SWENext DesignLab

SWENext DesignLab is an experience created to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering. This one-day event will take place during the new 2017 WE Local conferences in Pittsburgh on February 18th and San Jose on February 25th.

During SWENext DesignLab, middle school students will work with local SWE members to complete hands-on engineering activities. While the girls are busy having fun and inventing new ideas, parents and educators will learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and resources. Participants will also see how engineering can directly impact their community through presentations by award winning high school students.

We hope you can help us to spread the word!

Middle school student, parent, or educator
Register for SWENext DesignLab Pittsburgh or San Jose

High School Student
Apply for the SWENext DesignLab High School Community Award in Pittsburgh or San Jose

SWE member attending WE Local
Volunteer for SWENext DesignLab in Pittsburgh or San Jose

Questions? Contact us at designlab@swe.org.

About SWENext

SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student through the age of 18. Become part of SWE and #BeThatEngineer! Joining is free.

Families and educators play a key role in the success of SWENexters. The SWENext program offers resources and information for adult advocates as well.

Who can be a SWENexter?

Any student 13 or older may join SWENext. For those younger than 13, a parent will need to be the primary contact.

Students please complete the application to join.

Adult advocates who would like to be on the SWENext mailing list: Please complete the mailing list form.

Who can support a SWENexter?

Families, educators, and SWE members

Sponsored by:
Navair – Engineering the Future of Naval Aviation