Invent It. Build It. is a Fun, Hands-on Engineering Event for Girls

Invent it. Build it. is an exclusive experience designed to encourage middle school and high school girls to choose a career in engineering.
K-12 Outreach SWE Counts Newsletter – April 2018

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) invites students, parents, and educators to an amazing hands-on event where girls can learn about engineering in a fun and encouraging environment. Our one-day event is called Invent It. Build It. Join us Saturday, October 4 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Meet women engineers and learn about all of the opportunities engineering can offer. This is an exciting event for middle school girls (grades 6-8) and high school girls (grades 9-12) as well as their parents and educators. Tickets are $5 to $7. Register now.

Financial and travel assistance are available upon request. Please contact us at outreach@swe.org.

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Invent it. Build it. is an exclusive experience designed to encourage middle school and high school girls to choose a career in engineering. Watch our video and download our flyer.  Share this event on social media using the hashtag #InventItBuildIt.

SWE has teamed up with the Girl Scouts, WGBH’s Design Squad Global, Techbridge, and the ExxonMobil Foundation for the 9th annual Invent it. Build it.

SWE’s Annual Conference WE18 is also in Minneapolis, Oct. 18-20, 2018. SWE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional association with 40,000 members.

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:

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)

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)

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 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.