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 middle school girls registered for SWENext DeisgnLab at WE Local San Jose 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 San Jose 2017
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Where: San Jose Marriott; San Jose, CA
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Check-in opens at 1:30)

SWENext DesignLab San Jose High School Community Award
This award is meant to get the San Jose 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 San Jose area. Applications will be open through February 15th, 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 2:00 p.m . – 5:00 p.m. 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
  • Learn best practices for bringing engineering to 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.