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Video: Learn about SWENext DesignLab Tulsa, Saturday, January 27

SWENext DesignLab is a hands-on learning experience designed to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering on Saturday, January 27 at WE Local Tulsa.

Published On: January 2018

Watch the video above to see Xan Black talk about SWENext DesignLab Tulsa on the city’s ABC affiliate, KTUL. Xan is a member of the Northeastern Oklahoma Society of Women Engineers Section and a member of the local host committee for SWENext DesignLab Tulsa, which is a hands-on learning experience for girls interested in engineering.

SWENext DesignLab is a half-day event that will take place on Saturday, January 27 at WE Local Tulsa. 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)

And 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.

Registration is open. 

You can see photos of our first two SWENext DesignLab events in Pittsburgh and San Jose on SWE’s Flickr.

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

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.”

2018 SWENext DesignLab

SWENext DesignLab will be held at the following conferences, click one to learn more.

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