As our SWENexters head back to school this month the SWENext team is excited for the year to come. In the month of August SWENexters will have the opportunity to participate in our very first SWENext online badge experience! Girls will participate in the process of badge activity completion submission in two badging systems and then fill out a survey with feedback. At SWE Headquarters in Chicago, we will also be conducting in-person experiences of this process and interview the girls on the new badge system. After the survey is over we will compile responses and provide feedback amongst our SWENext team. We have a lot of fun and exciting badges in store for SWENexters this year and are looking forward to launching the full badge program.
It is our hope at SWE that throughout the school year, girls begin to think about how they can incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) into their daily lives. Here are a few ideas, from us, on how to get started: take a physics course, attend local outreach events from SWE, try computer programming, look for SWENext badges to accomplish, ask your parents and teachers about engineering, seek out an engineer mentor, research colleges, join/create a STEM club at your school, find a FIRST LEGO League near you, or join other STEM related organizations. Ask questions, read books, and have a great year!
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What is SWEnext?
SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student through the age of 18. Any girl 13 or older may join SWENext. For those younger than 13, a parent will need to be the primary contact. We also encourage parents to join regardless of the age of their daughter, learn more.