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Engineering is innovation . . . it's invention . . . it's one of the most exciting and essential fields there is. In order to help engineering thrive and remain diverse, we need to share the excitement with girls in grades K-12. Education and awareness must start now, well before college. The future is in our hands. Help us place it in theirs.

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Invent It. Build It.

A hands-on outreach event for girls, parents, educators and SWE Members taking place at the SWE Annual Conference.

WOW!

A grant for SWE members to learn, build and host a hands-on event for girls, parents and educators.

WE13

Join more than 6,000 women from around the world in Baltimore this coming October and add to your own personal history of success.

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Ever wonder who comes up with stuff? Cool stuff like the cell phone? An engineer. How about roller coasters? Yep, an engineer. And life-saving technology? You got it, an engineer.

What is Engineering?

Ever wonder who comes up with stuff? Cool stuff like the cell phone? An engineer. How about roller coasters? Yep, an engineer. And life-saving technology? You got it, an engineer.

Engineering is one of the most exciting fields there is. It plays a huge role in lots of different industries like entertainment, environmental studies, manufacturing, and medicine. And there are a ton of fun jobs out there.

But, what is engineering exactly? It’s not just about math and science. It’s about being creative and coming up with ways to make things better. Women have been doing it for years—from developing the first long-lasting lipstick to using a kitchen blender to create the first batch of Liquid Paper.

The field of engineering really needs your smarts and creativity. In the next 20 years, 50 years, and so on; everything will change around you. You could be the one working with a team to make the world a better place!

Who is SWE?

We are the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and our members are just like you! We have families and friends, hobbies and pets. But best of all, we think it’s cool to build a future around what interests us. Our organization helps females of all ages succeed and advance in the field of engineering. Since 1950, we have offered a lot of fun, educational activities and programs and scholarship opportunities. Please call, or if you’re under 13 have your parents call, 312.596.5223 for more information.

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The American Dream - We all want our daughters to enjoy it. We must plan today for the careers of tomorrow. Jobs in engineering are growing; Growing at four times the national average.

Prepare Your Daughter for the Careers of Tomorrow

The American Dream—we all want our daughters to enjoy it. So as parents we know that in order for that to happen, we must plan today for the careers of tomorrow. It starts with awareness.

Economic forecasts show that some of the greatest job growth—and best compensation—will occur in engineering and advanced technology-related fields. It’s an exciting time. Jobs in these areas are growing at four times the national average, and talent is in high demand. Greater diversity is the workplace norm. Teamwork is central to successful research and development, and excellent people skills are just as important as technical know-how. As an important influence in the life of your child, use the "Parents" section of the Aspire website to help you prepare your daughter for a future in engineering and technology.

About SWE

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers females of all ages to succeed and advance in the field of engineering and be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Since 1950, SWE has offered an exciting array of outreach and advocacy activities, training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and much more. Please call 312.596.5223 for more information.

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As an educator, you know your students' potential. Show them what it means to be an engineer. Engineers provide innovative solutions for: Environmental Technology, Product Safety, Mass Transit, Medical Devices, and more.

Show Your Students That Engineering Can Be Fun!

As an educator, you know the potential of your students. There is no better time than now to show them that engineering and technology are exciting, meaningful and opportunity-rich careers. They could work in important areas such as the environment, product safety, mass transportation and medical devices - all of which require the work of creative minds. This website will provide you with curriculum, learning resources and special outreach programs for girls. You can use these resources and ideas to inspire girls to be part of the world of engineering.

About SWE

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers females of all ages to succeed and advance in the field of engineering and be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Since 1950, SWE has offered an exciting array of outreach and advocacy activities, training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships and much more. Please call 312.596.5223 for more information.

 

 

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Dedicate yourself to the future of engineering. With your help we can inspire the next generation. Get involved with a local school. Introduce yourself to educators. Train to work with students and teachers.

Reaching Toward a Brighter Future

As an Outreach Volunteer, you are dedicated to the future of engineering. With your help, we can inspire the next generation of engineers by spreading the spirit of innovation and invention.

To help you in your efforts, we offer a variety of free resources you'll find in these web pages.  If you are an outreach leader please track the following pieces of information:

  • Number of event held

  • Number of girls reachd

  • Number of volunteers

  • Number of adult advocates (parents, educators, etc.)

About SWE

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers females of all ages to succeed and advance in the field of engineering and be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Since 1950, SWE has offered an exciting array of outreach and advocacy activities, training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and much more. Please call 312.596.5223 for more information.

 

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