The SWENext Clubs Challenge is a new global competition aimed towards promoting teamwork, innovation, and ingenuity in our younger members!
The theme of WE17, SWE’s global conference in Austin, Texas is “Always Connecting, Always Engineering”. With this in mind, SWE is challenging SWENext Clubs to design a new product idea that allows group meetings to be more inclusive for members attending through video chat systems such as Skype, Snapchat and FaceTime. SWENext Club members can decide whether these video chats are executed via tablet, computer or any other capable technology. Additionally, each Club is required to submit a 3-minute video about their Club, product submission, and school or community involvement. The SWENext Clubs Challenge winning club will be determined based on the functionality, innovation, and design of their invention along with their video submission.
Challenge: Engineer a better experience when connecting with people online. Many people use video chat to connect when face to face interaction isn’t an option. Design a physical product, app, or bot that enhances conversations when used with systems like Skype, Snapchat and/or FaceTime.
SWENext Clubs are strongly encouraged to work on their challenge submission with a SWE collegiate or professional section. Find and connect with a SWE section and start inventing!
The winning SWENext Club will receive the following:
- All-expenses paid trip to WE17 in Austin, Texas for four Club members and one SWE advisor/chaperone.
- World-wide recognition for the Club’s accomplishments on the SWENext Website.
- Booth space to showcase their winning prototype at the Invent it. Build it. EXPO.
- A $500 stipend for future Club projects.
- SWE Commemorative Shirts: “This is what a future engineer looks like” and other goodies for the whole Club.
SWE is also excited to announce that all SWENext Clubs – regardless of participation in this challenge – have the opportunity to reserve Invent It. Build It. EXPO booth space FOR FREE!Please contact Darcy Andersen at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.