Registration is Open for Invent It. Build It. at WE18 in Minneapolis

Invent it. Build it. is an experience designed to encourage middle school and high school girls to choose a career in engineering.
Registration is Open for Invent It. Build It. at WE18 in Minneapolis

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girl Scouts, WGBH's Design Squad Global, Techbridge, and the ExxonMobil Foundation have teamed up for the 9th annual Invent It. Build It. event, Saturday, October 4 in Minneapolis, MN. Register now.

Invent it. Build it. is an experience designed to encourage middle school and high school girls to choose a career in engineering. Watch our video below and Download our Flyer (feel free to share!).

Invent It. Build It. Schedule

All participants spend the morning exploring the STEM EXPO learning about engineering clubs, camps, after-school programs, and competitions from a wide variety of exhibitors.

In the afternoon, participants work in one of three groups:

  1. During our hands-on, engineering experience for girls in middle school grades 6-8. The girls will...
  • Work with SWE members from around the world on hands-on engineering activities
  • Meet real engineers and learn what they do
  • Get an Invent It. Build It. t-shirt, bag and lots of other goodies
  • Be eligible to win raffle prizes
  • Have lunch with the SWE engineers (lunch provided)
  1. Our program for girls in high school grades 9-12 offers students a chance to...
  • Meet real engineers and learn what they do
  • Talk with SWE members from around the world about how to navigate a career in a male dominated field, how to select a the right college, where to find scholarships, and how to be a successful engineer
  • Work on hands-on engineering activities
  • Get an Invent It. Build It. t-shirt, bag and lots of other goodies
  • Be eligible to win raffle prizes
  • Have lunch with the SWE engineers (lunch provided)
  1. Parent/Educator Program (PEP): parents and educators will...
  • Learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and resources
  • Network with SWE members as well as other parents and educators
  • Participate in a panel discussion with select SWE members and outreach experts
  • Complete a hands-on activity and learn best practices for doing engineering with girls
  • Have lunch with the SWE engineers (lunch provided)
  • Get an Invent It. Build It. t-shirt

Check out our photo gallery below and more photos on Flickr.

 

Register now.

PLEASE NOTE: The parent/educator program is separate from the events for girls. Parents/educators will only be permitted to work with the students during EXPO hours, or if a child has special needs.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Do you have a promotional code? See information on how to apply a promotional code to your order.

Are you buying tickets for a group? Click the green "TICKETS" button on the right and enter the number of each ticket you will be buying. On the next screen, the tickets will be listed as Ticket 1, Ticket 2, etc. Please enter each attendee’s information. You may copy information from a previous ticket using the drop down “Copy data from:” beginning with Ticket 2. A limit of 60 students may be registered by one Ticket Buyer.

Financial assistance is available upon request. Please contact us at outreach@swe.org.

Travel assistance is available upon request for large groups. Please contact us at outreach@swe.org.