WE17 is the world’s largest conference for female engineers. Each year, the conference celebrates the mindset and way of life of an engineer by bringing women together for a two day event all about the engineering field. From engaging keynotes to a career fair to help women find jobs in the industry, WE17celebrates these engineers and inspires them in every way possible. Plus, it’s a great way to find mentors and connect with other like-minded women in the engineering community.
It’s not just for adults, though! SWENext is inviting 50 High School juniors and seniors to their SWENext High School Leadership Academy at the WE17 Conference this Fall!
The SWENext High School Leadership Academy program features lots of STEM-focused interactive activities and sessions designed with High Schoolers in mind. You’ll get a chance to get a jumpstart on your college goals, keeping you on the right track to follow your dreams. Get motivational advice from women in the industry, college mentors, and help encourage Middle School girls to ignite their passion and interest in Science.
Want to apply? Fill out the application here by June 30th, 2017. Potential applicants must be a rising junior or senior in High School (meaning that you’ll be entering those grades this Fall) and fill out the form on the website. Be ready to answer questions about your leadership skills, work you’ve done in your school or local engineering community, and why attending the conference is important to you. You’ll also need to be a member of SWENext, which is free to sign up for if you’re not already a member. WE17 takes place October 27-28, 2017 in Austin, Texas.
Even if you’re not old enough to participate or aren’t selected to attend the event, SWENext is an excellent resource for you to check out. Their sole purpose is to help young girls achieve their engineering goals by offering lots of events, challenges, and meaningful opportunities for girls in K-12th grade.
If you’re in the 6-8th grade, don’t forget to enter the SWENext Comic Contest for a chance to be featured in the Constance and Nano comic!