The Society of Women Engineers is proud to report that our ongoing outreach efforts have made an impact on 244,557 girls since FY15. Check out our Outreach by the Numbers infographic:
- Our SWENext program has 9,732 past and present members.
- 28,230 SWE members have volunteered for outreach events.
- SWE members organized 3,963 outreach events.
- 129,296 parents and educators attended our outreach events.
- SWE now has 153 SWENext Clubs around the world.
Learn more about SWE’s outreach work at swenext.swe.org. SWE is looking forward to inspiring the next generation of engineers during SWENext DesignLab at WE Local in Baltimore, St. Louis and Denver where we are introducing the SWENext Community Engagement Challenge. We’re also looking forward to growing Invent it. Build it., our flagship outreach program, at WE19 in Anaheim, California.
We plan to continue to increase our outreach efforts, and you can help. We invite you to promote your next outreach event to our SWENexters, who are eager to get involved in engineering meetups in their areas.
Make sure to report your efforts to SWE’s Outreach Metric Tool (OMT). This tool is a short survey that captures the outreach work we do on behalf of the Society.
Changing the way girls see engineering can’t happen without dedicated SWE volunteers and partners. Thank you for all the outreach work you do!
About SWENext DesignLab
SWENext DesignLab is an outreach event taking place at three WE Local conferences in 2019 - Baltimore, St. Louis and Denver. At DesignLab, students, parents and educators will learn more about fostering a diverse engineering workforce and how we can inspire young generations to pursue their interests in STEM.
The morning will feature educational sessions for students, parents and educators including SWENext 101, bias literacy training and role models matter training. The afternoon will feature presentations from teams competing in the DesignLab Community Engagement Challenge. An award ceremony will follow for the Community Engagement Challenge, the Community Award recognition and the Community Innovator Award winners.
Community Innovator Awards
Three juniors and seniors from the Community Awards applications will be deemed a Community Innovator. To be considered, students must submit a three-minute video discussing their involvement with STEM and what they are doing in their community. Community Innovators will receive a SWENext trophy and a mentoring session with a SWE Professional.
Enter before the deadlines
Baltimore: Application Due January 19, 2019
St. Louis: Application Due February 9, 2019
Denver: Application Due February 23, 2019