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Apply for the Final FY17 Wow! Innovation Challenge

The deadline to submit your entry for the final Wow! Innovation Challenge for this fiscal year is May 24, 11:59 PM CT. Enter now.

Published On: April 2017

SWE is excited to announce the final FY17 Wow! Innovation Challenge. This challenge will focus on how SWE sections work to increase and enhance outreach efforts for K-12 students in STEM. Sections are encouraged to share new ideas and tips on planning the best outreach events. Visit here to learn more information about this final challenge and how to apply. The deadline to submit your entry (video, Powerpoint, or Snapguide) is May 24, 11:59 PM CT. One section/MAL/SWE affiliate will be awarded a $500 Outreach stipend, featured on SWE social media, and right here on SWE’s All Together blog.

Outreach event “success” can mean a number of things — whether that’s the number of attendees, results from post-event surveys, trends from an event year-to-year, or any other piece of the event. What does your section look at to determine if an outreach event was successful? Are there ways you use that information to improve future events?

Congrats to FY17 Wow! Innovation Challenge #3 Winner


Drexel University won the third challenge for their creative approaches to assessing the success of an outreach event, and for explaining why we do outreach (which is critical to choosing the benchmarks of success). View their winning video here.

Questions about this challenge? Check out the Wow! Innovation Challenge FAQs or contact Elia Zanella.

Sponsored by:
Wisconsin – It’s time to take the lead – #2
SWE – SWE Research and Stats