What: The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host Invent it. Build It. during WE19 Nov. 9, 2019 in Anaheim, Calif.
Anaheim-area attendees will spend the morning at the STEM EXPO, where they can learn about local engineering clubs, engineering camps, competitions, after-school programs, scholarships and more. In the afternoon, Invent it. Build it. is divided into three parts: the SWE Middle School Girls Program, the Parent/Educator Program (PEP) and the High School Girls Program. Each program is designed to engage the audience in STEM activities and provide them resources that will help them, their students or their children pursue a path in engineering and technology.
As part of the Middle School Girls Program, girls in grades 6-8 participate in hands-on engineering activities with professional engineer members of SWE. At the same time, high school girls get to connect with engineers to learn about selecting the right college, find out about what engineers do and how to be successful. The Parent/Educator Program allows parents and teachers to learn why their influence is so important in engaging girls in STEM, and to find out about local STEM programs, scholarships and engineering careers
When: November 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
Who: Parents, Middle Schoolers, High Schoolers and media partners will attend for the opportunity to remind each other why it is important to live, learn and lead as a woman engineer.
Interview Opportunities: The media is welcome to interview representatives of SWE on-site at the conference. For interviews specific with members and SWE staff, please coordinate with Anna Souhrada.
Media Registration: All media representatives are encouraged to pre-register for the conference with a Press Cod for complimentary registration. For press code details, journalists can contact Anna Souhrada at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our media registration form.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. For more information about the Society, please visit www.swe.org or call 312.596.5223.