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 at WE Local Pittsburgh will participate in a hands-on engineering experience with members of the Society of Women Engineers. The program will run from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 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.

SWENext DesignLab Pittsburgh 2017
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Where: Omni William Penn Hotel; Pittsburgh, PA
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Check-in opens at 1:30)

SWENext DesignLab Pittsburgh High School Community Award
This award is meant to get the Pittsburgh community involved in and excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The award is open to junior and senior high school students in the greater Pittsburgh area. Applications will be open through February 3rd, 2017. Learn more here.

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

The cost to attend is $7. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Parents, guardians, teachers, counselors, administrators and leaders are encouraged to participate in the PEP. The program will run from 2pm – 5pm. Participants are asked to stay for the entire program.

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

The cost to attend is $5. Financial assistance is available upon request.

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