Society of Women Engineers

Outreach Assessment

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The Outreach Committee's Assessment Workgroup analyses and reports on SWE's outreach efforts.

The Outreach Metric Tool (OMT) is a survey that reports STEM outreach events for K-12
students, or their adult advocates (parents/educators/scout leaders/etc.). The STEM events that should be logged in this report directly impact K-12 students, parents and educators to help them explore and understand engineering disciplines and careers.

K-12 outreach events to be entered into the OMT include:

  • Special engineering events planned, executed, and led by SWE member organizations OR led by a partner organization, such as an engineering society or industrial firm, where, for example, a SWE collegiate, professional, or MAL section, formally participated
  • Individual K-12 outreach efforts of SWE members

Examples of events to enter into the OMT include:

  • One- and half-day workshops
  • Competitions
  • Weekend engineering expos
  • Mentoring K-12 students
  • Weeklong engineering summer camps
  • Individual meetings or formal talks given to K-12 students, parents, and/or educators by SWE members.

Examples of events to avoid entering into the OMT include:

  • Preparatory activities leading up to an
    event, such as individual mentoring or planning meetings
  • Smaller events occurring in a larger
    overall event
  • Grant writing to fund special engineering events or outreach.

The data you enter will be used internally by the Outreach Committee to set goals and make strategic decisions based on what is happening in the SWE Outreach Community. The data will also be used externally with sponsors to show the impact of the outreach that SWE members do. Many grants require the information we are collecting, and we need accurate information to share with them. For any questions on how to log your event into the OMT, please email us at outreach@swe.org.

To view a PDF version of the Outreach Metric Tool (OMT) to see what information you will need to have before using this tool or if you are ready to log your event in the OMT, click below:

Congrats to our top-performing SWE Sections, thanks for your hard work inspiring the next generation of engineers!

MOST CURRENT SWENexters
Section Current SWENexters
Members at Large 256
Houston Area 232
Austin 216
Pittsburgh 183
Baltimore/Washington DC 174
Chicago Regional 171
Atlanta 142
Minnesota 120
Los Angeles 115
Detroit 107
MOST SWENext Clubs
Section SWENext Clubs
Members at Large 12
Baltimore/Washington DC 10
Los Angeles 10
Chicago Region 9
New Jersey 8
Santa Clara Valley 7
Boston 6
Houston Area 6
Southern Florida 6
Atlanta 5
MOST OUTREACH EVENTS W/ A
PARENT & EDUCATOR PROGRAM REPORTED IN FY19
Section Events Reported With Parent, Educator, or Joint Parent-Educator Program
California Polytechnic State, San Luis Obispo 9
Pittsburgh, University of 4
East Central Iowa 2
North Dakota University 2
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2
Texas A&M University 2
MOST SWE MEMBER VOLUNTEER OCCASIONS
REPORTED IN FY19
Section Total SWE Member Volunteers
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 130
Kansas City 75
Bradley University 74
Texas A&M 63
Colorado State University 52
Kansas City 52
Pittsburg, University of 50
Houston Area 45
Michigan, University of 45
Washington State University 40
MOST GIRLS IMPACTED BY SWE MEMBERS AT EVENTS REPORTED IN FY19
Section Total Girl Attendees
Dallas 750
Hartford 600
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 525
Central Illinois 500
California Riverside, University of 492
Central Indiana 400
Birmingham 400
Space Coast 360
Nigeria: Lagos State 350
Member at Large 350

Click here to view our FY19 data by Section. If you have any questions, please view our FAQ or contact Markita Riley at outreach@swe.org.

Assessment Made Easy ToolKit-Step-by-Step Survey Creation: Programs you run have a lasting impact on students. Our "Assessment Made Easy ToolKit" is a step-by-step approach to creating a post-event survey that you can give your participants (students, parents/educators, and volunteers).

FY15 – FY17 Outreach Infographic: Thank you for the outreach work you do! See how much impact SWE members have in our Outreach by the Numbers Infographic