The SWENext Northrop Grumman High School Community Award Program encourages students to use STEM to solve real-world problems. This award emphasizes the impact SWENexters can have in their communities through creative engineering. The problems are chosen by SWE members and represent ongoing and future concerns in the student's community. Freshman through senior high school SWENexters in the Austin area are eligible to participate. The award recipients are selected by SWE members.
For this award, a poster and a video or essay must be submitted that examines a problem in your community and proposes a solution using STEM. The community real-world problem to address is: How would you use engineering and technology to develop better storm water management in large cities like Austin to prevent flooding during large storms?
Take a look at the videos submitted by last year's award recipients:
SWENext High School Community Award Recipients receive the following:
- Free participation in the Invent It. Build It. High School Program event
- A trophy and certificate of achievement
- Participation in Community Award poster presentations during the STEM EXPO where they will present their poster to middle school girls, parents, educators, and professional engineers.
- SWE Commemorative Shirt:” This is what a future engineer looks like” and some goodies.
Note: all programming mentioned above will be held at the Austin Convention Center on Saturday, October 28th, 2017.
Applications will be open through October 21, 2017. Click here to apply for the SWENext Northrop Grumman Community Award in Austin, TX
Learn more about Invent It. Build It. by watching the video below and downloading this Invent It. Build it. flyer.