Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Inspire a girl to change the world!

The Society of Women Engineers is partnering with Techbridge, an award-winning national nonprofit that is engineering a revolution for girls to change the world through science, technology, and engineering. Since 2000, more than 6,000 girls from under-served communities have participated in Techbridge’s award-winning after school programs, which present technical concepts through fun, hands-on activities. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, we expanded to Seattle in 2014.

Techbridge is recruiting passionate, dynamic women engineers to serve as role models through a one-time 90-minute commitment at a high-quality, comprehensive after-school program in the Highline School District (in Burien, SeaTac, and Seattle).

Techbridge will equip you with tips and ideas for engaging with the girls, and is especially looking for women from underrepresented ethnic groups to reflect the diversity of the girls they serve. In particular, Techbridge is looking for electrical, chemical, structural, and mechanical engineers to visit this winter.

Click here for a map of Techbridge’s Greater Seattle programs. For more information or to sign up, contact Callista Chen at cchen@techbridgegirls.org or 917.214.3203.

(Article by Dana Day; originally published in Notes from the Northwest, Volume 1, Issue 04)

Upcoming Outreach Opportunities

SWE PNW is gearing up for our season of outreach. Check out below for the latest list of upcoming opportunities - and be sure to check back and/or read the latest Notes from the Northwest for even more!

PSEC Mentor Night: Seattle Central
This is being held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 and they are expecting 120 - 135 students. PSEC would like to have more Electrical and Computer Mentors.  Sign up at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-seattle-central-college-engineering-mentor-night-tickets-19828296970?ref=ebtnebregn

Mentoring Opportunity: Engineering Exploration Night
The University of Washington College of Engineering is looking for a few more U.W. engineering alumni to volunteer for their Engineering Exploration Night. It will to be held on Thursday, January 28 at 5:30 pm in Maple Hall.   If you can make it, contact Sue M. Brennan at suemb7@uw.edu directly

PSEC Engineering Fair
February 6, 2016
10AM to 4PM
Museum of Flight

The Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC)  hosts an Engineering Fair in conjunction with local chapters of engineering societies, colleges, and businesses. The Engineering Fair generally has about 25 display booths, staffed by practicing engineers and technical people representing many types of engineering disciplines.

Volunteers needed throughout the day to participate in our SWE PNW booth.  Contact swepnw.president@gmail.com if you'd like to sign up. 

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)
We need a team of volunteers at each event to guide a group of 20 middle or high school girls through a hands on activity. EYH is usually an all day event, typically running from 8-2 pm. We participate each year and the girls who come to our workshop have selected us based on their interest. It's been very successful in the past and we need your commitment to continue our success!
This year's dates and locations are:

  • Saturday March 12, 2016 at Seattle University. (Middle School)
  • Friday, March 25, 2016 at Bellevue College (High School)
  • Saturday, April 02, 2016. Bellevue College (Middle School)
If interested, please email Lynette at lynette.a.lopez@boeing.com

Elementary Explore Engineering
These events will run from March 26, 2016 through May 22, 2016. Holly Bork is coordinating and will have additional information in the near future.