The Wow! Innovation Challenge recognizes the innovative outreach techniques being used by SWE sections, MALs and global affiliates. Periodically, a section/MAL will be recognized for a unique, creative approach to a component of outreach. SWE will award a $1,000 outreach stipend to the winning section/MAL/affiliate and will share the winning entries with the entire society.
Apply for the FY19 Wow! Innovation Challenge #3 by May 21 and share your best practices with the rest of us. Enter for a chance to be awarded $1000!
FY19 Wow! Innovation Challenge #3
Collegiate SWE members can have a difficult time juggling classes, jobs/internships and extracurricular commitments while professional members tackle the constant push and pull of work-life balance. This can make it difficult for members to consistently find the time and energy to volunteer for outreach events. Tell us how your SWE section encourages volunteers to comeback and avoid “burnout” to maintain outreach volunteer engagement. We are looking for what type of programs or incentives are in place to keep the outreach spark alive. How do you foster an exciting and inclusive volunteering environment? How do you accommodate volunteers’ commitments to other activities? You are encouraged to include tangible materials in your submission.
How to Apply:
Click here to apply and fill out the required information.
The application will require a video, PowerPoint, or Snapguide with your creative approach to the challenge topic. Supporting media such as event photos and/or agendas are recommended, but not required.
Please note the new application form and file submission requirement. All submission files must be provided on an online file sharing service, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. See application for detail.
One section/MAL/affiliate will be awarded a $1,000 Outreach stipend, and featured on SWE social media and the SWE All Together blog. The winning resources will also be posted to the Outreach tab of swe.org for use by others. While individuals, sections and MALs are encouraged to apply, all stipend checks will be made out to a section or MAL organization.
How a Winner is Selected:
Winning applications will clearly communicate an original, creative approach to the Wow! Innovation Challenge. Solutions should be easily replicated by others.
Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM Central Time on May 21, 2019.
Click here to learn more about our past winners.