The Society of Women Engineers is bringing their conference, WE15, to Nashville this October 22-24. If you don’t know much about SWE, they are the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. On Saturday, October 24, they will host the Invent It. Build It. program. This is an experience designed to encourage girls to choose a career in engineering. Registration ends on October 17, so register today!
Invent It. Build It. has three parts to it: SWE Girls Program, Parent Educator Program, and an EXPO.
During the SWE Girls program, participants will be able to meet real engineers and learn about what they do, make new friends, gain hands-on engineering experience, and explore the Invent It. Build It. EXPO during exclusive hours where they will learn about clubs, camps, competitions, and more.
In addition to those amazing things, participants will get an Invent It. Built It. t-shirt, bag, and lots of other goodies. Girls will have lunch with SWE engineers and they could also win raffle prizes! Also, Deysi Melgar, co-host of PBS’s Design Squad will be the emcee for the event.
The SWE Girls Program is open to girls in grades 6-8.
Parents and educators will have the opportunity to learn about engineering careers, scholarships, college admission and other resources while the girls are having fun building and inventing.
All activities will take place in the Music City Center. The SWE Girls and Parent Educator Program will run from 9am-3:30pm on October 24. The EXPO will be open to the public from 11:00am-1:30pm.
It only costs $7 to attend the SWE Girls Program and $5 for the Parent Educator Program. The public portion of the EXPO is free.
Register now to save your spot! Registration ends October 17.