SWENext DesignLab is a half-day event that takes place on the second day of each WE Local conference. It is an experience designed to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering. This is achieved through two congruent programs:
- Middle School Girls Program (Grades 6 – 8)
- Parent Educator Program (PEP), as well as a high school award: the SWENext Northrop Grumman Community Award.
All girls registered for the SWE Girls Program will participate in a hands-on engineering experience with members of the Society of Women Engineers. Participants are asked to stay for the entire program.
Watch our video to meet one of the girls who attended SWENext DesignLab in San Jose, her mom, a volunteer, and the host of the event.
During SWENext DesignLab, middle school students 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 learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and resources. Participants also see how engineering can directly impact their community through presentations by award winning high school students.
2018 SWENext DesignLab
SWENext DesignLab will be held at the following conferences, click one to learn more.
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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.
Adult advocates who would like to be on the SWENext mailing list: Please complete the mailing list form.
Who can support a SWENexter?
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.”