SWENext DesignLab

SWENext DesignLab is an experience designed to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering. This is achieved through two concurrent programs:

  • Middle School Girls Program (Grades 6 – 8)
  • Parent Educator Program (PEP)

All girls registered for the SWE Girls Program will participate in a hands-on engineering experience with members of the Society of Women Engineers. Participants are asked to stay for the entire program. While the girls are having fun building and inventing, parents and educators will learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission, and resources.

SWE Next Design Lab

The girls will:

  • Work with local SWE members on hands-on engineering activities
  • Meet real engineers and learn what they do
  • Make new friends
  • Get a SWE t-shirt, bag and lots of other goodies
  • Be eligible to win raffle prizes

Parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, administrators and leaders are encouraged to participate in the PEP.

For more information, please contact designlab@swe.org.

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 engineering projects with girls
  • Get a SWE t-shirt
  • Join the girls at the end of the day for show and tell, raffles and pictures

For more information, please contact designlab@swe.org.