Our free SWENext outreach brochure is a great tool for teaching girls about the disciplines of engineering and showing them real examples of women engineers who are passionate about their careers in STEM. Below is a sample of the kind of information and role models available in the brochure. If you are hosting an outreach event in your community, SWE would love to send you a pack of these brochures at no cost. Place an order today, and together we can inspire girls to #BeThatEngineer!
Fascinated by flight? You can design and develop airborne vehicles, including fighter jets, spaceships and even golf balls.
“I love working on challenging, high-tech jets and aircraft, and we make them safe for our men and women in the military!”
If you think big, then be a civil engineer. You’ll work on roads, bridges, dams and other key structures.
“As a civil engineer, my goal is to help improve the daily lives of individuals, and I believe that my job is helping me reach my goal.”
As an electrical engineer, you will take energy from power sources and channel it to home, factories and businesses.
“Without the emission systems that I design the controls strategies for, some our basic modern amenities would not be where they are. What I make us helping build a greener environment for generations to come.”
Want to help solve environmental problems or find ways to prevent ecological disasters? You could work on water distribution, recycling, sewage treatment, and pollution prevention and control systems.
“My favorite part of my research is doing my small part to achieve my childhood dream of saving the world.”
Do you love to tinker? Then head for mechanical engineering to design, build and maintain machines of all types and sizes.
“I absolutely love being a mechanical engineer in the wind energy industry! As a wind turbine technician, my job involves troubleshooting and maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems in the top of wind turbines.”
It takes software to harness the computational power of computers. As a software engineer, you’ll analyze, design, construct and test complex programs using engineering methods.
“I created HelpMe, a web app, that provides resources such as help hotlines and legal activist groups to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking.”
System engineering requires a deep working knowledge of all technical areas. You’ll ensure that various disciplines work together and meet cost and performance goals.
“What I love about my job is the collaborative environment. Everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the same mission.”
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Get your Student Involved in SWE
Being a SWENexter is a great opportunity to learn more about engineering, meet real engineers and explore a future where you find creative solutions to all kinds of real-world challenges! Any girl under 18 may join SWENext for FREE (for those under 13, a parent or guardian will need to be the primary contact). There’s also SWENext Clubs, which offers ways to meet SWE members—real engineers— and other SWENexters in the area.