SWE Volunteers Inspire Kids at Spring Make Festival
SWE members wearing their SWENext “Watch Me Change the World” t-shirts helped kids test their problem-solving skills and learn about engineering.
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago (MSI) is hosting the Spring Make Festival, a four-week celebration designed to unleash creativity. Spring Make Festival, which runs through April 8, offers a robust combination of daily activities and special events designed to inspire designers, makers and tinkerers.
“Spring Make Festival is a celebration of high- and low-tech ways that people, especially kids, can tap into their creative potential and see firsthand that there are multiple paths to a STEM-focused career,” said David Mosena, president and chief executive officer, MSI. “MSI’s unique hands-on approach has always encouraged our guests to be doers rather than spectators and we are thrilled that Spring Make Festival will put our guests’ creativity front and center in an entirely new way.”
Members of the Society of Women Engineers were the stars of the show during the festival’s Engineer Your Future event on Saturday March 17. SWE members wearing their SWENext “Watch Me Change the World” t-shirts helped kids test their problem-solving skills through a series of activities and experiences that showcase engineering. They explored eight types of engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, acoustic, computer, aerospace, environmental and chemical) through hands-on activity stations. Check out our photo gallery below and on Flickr.
Spring Make continues through Sunday, April 8. A full schedule is available online.
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. Any student 13 or older can become a SWENexter. For those younger than 13, a parent will need to be the primary contact.