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Girls Can't Be Engineers

Learn to leverage the power of SWE and the SWENext community to close the gender gap in engineering! The Society of Women Engineers is a global community of 40,000 women engineers. SWE members participate in hundreds of outreach events, reaching tens of thousands of girls each year. SWE's newest community, SWENext, is a research-based program for K-12 students and adult advocates. With more than 7,500 members, SWENext is demonstrating that a STEM/SWE identity encourages girls in engineering.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will understand the positive role of STEM identity in girls' decisions to pursue and stay on the path to a career in engineering.
  2. Participants will learn why the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is uniquely positioned to provide a community for girls interested in engineering.
  3. learn how to join SWENext & take advantage of the SWENext programming including but not limited to awards, events, scholarships, contents & mentoring.



Randy Freedman, Dir of Student Programs, Society of Women Engineers

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