On 10 October 2019, SWE global ambassadors in São Paulo organized an outreach activity for 150 students, hosted by ExxonMobil and Cummins.
On October 5, 2019, SWE Global Affiliate Cummins College of Engineering—together with the Idea Foundation—hosted over 60 students spanning from 12-15 years old. The aim behind this outreach event was to expose the children to the basic tenets of engineering and to enable them to plan a future in the same. A single mind sparked would result in lower dropout rates after high school and into college.
The FY20 Wow! Innovation Challenge #1 recognizes the innovative outreach techniques being used by SWE sections, MALs and global affiliates in the form of a $1,000 outreach stipend. FY20 Wow! Innovation Challenge #1 There are many great organizations that share SWE's core values to foster an interest in STEM and empower young women. Partnering with
The new Student Programs Committee serves pre-college students through the SWENext Program. They will provide relevant content and programming for SWENexters that will focus on establishing a rich community experience, encouraging SWE identity and providing leadership training to help them navigate the path to college.
Corlis Murray and Abbott Laboratories are passionate about bringing more young women into the world of STEM. Here, Corlis shares how they are going about this, as well as Abbott’s in-depth blueprint that companies can use to inspire and start their own high school internship programs.