Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a national nonprofit organization which strives to highlight the achievements of women as leaders and engineers.
SWE Science Saturdays and SWE Science Scholars are programs that teach engineering ideas and principles to 4th through 8th grade students with various exciting hands-on activities using their creativity, knowledge, and materials from home. Some examples of previous activities include creating catapults and building “earthquake-proof” structures out of classroom materials such as popsicle sticks, rubber bands, straws, and chopsticks; building vehicles from cardboard; and creating functional parachutes from found objects.
What is SWE Science?
SWE Science is a hands-on engineering program held from 10 am to 11:30 am on four different Saturday mornings. Preferential registration will be held for students who can attend them all: 9/26, 10/17, 11/7 and 12/5. Typically, these courses are held in person with workshops, however, in 2020, it will be virtual.
During these sessions, students will engage in engineering challenges designed to allow them to not only practice foundational STEM principles but also to develop their intellectual curiosities and creativity. SWE Science is divided into two sections: Students of all genders and backgrounds are welcome to attend.
Who: SWE Science Saturdays for 4th-5th graders and SWE Science Scholars for 6th-8th graders students.
When: 10 am to 11:30 am on four Saturdays: 9/26, 10/17, 11/7 and 12/5
The deadline to register is Wednesday, 9/9 at 11:59 pm. Register for SWE Science >>
The number of students that can participate correlates to the number of volunteers.
Interested in volunteering for SWE Science Saturdays or Science Scholars?
More questions? Reach out to Iris Hsu and Samantha Lao at firstname.lastname@example.org. (point of contact for any grade level from 4th-8th) with either elementary/Saturdays or middle/Scholars in the subject line, if applicable.