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SWENext DesignLab Community Engagement Challenge

Unfortunately, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) had to cancel DesignLab Buffalo and Des Moines because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the full statement online at the Society of Women Engineers homepage.

For the 2020 STEM in Action Award, Local Innovator Award and Community Engagement Challenge, the application process is now closed. Award recipients will be contacted directly and receive their certificates and/or trophies in the mail.

For more information on future awards, competitions, events, activities and programs, make sure you follow our monthly newsletters here and our social media pages using our handle @SWENext.

If you have any questions, please send them to swenext@swe.org.

SWENext STEM In Action Award

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Application process is now closed. Please refer to information listed for the SWENext DesignLab Community Engagement Challenge.

SWENext Community Award 

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Who’s Eligible: Grades 9, 10, and 11 (in Fall 2020)

What you have to do: Create a poster that answers the questions: How do we get more female middle school and high school students involved with STEM? How do we encourage these students to stick with STEM as they plan for college?

SWENext Community Award Recipients receive the following:

All-Expense-Paid Trip and Registration to WE20, SWE’s global conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2020 for the recipient and one adult chaperone.

Participation in the SWENext High School Leadership Academy.

Participation in the Invent it. Build it.

Recognition at the SWE WE20 Awards Banquet

Participation in Community Award poster presentations during the Outreach EXPO where they will present their poster to middle school girls, parents, educators, and professional engineers.

A trophy, certificate of achievement, a “Watch me change the world” t-shirt, and other goodies!

The 2020 Application will open in April 2020. Check-out last year’s  winners here!

 

SWENext Awards

SWENext Global Innovator Award

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The SWENext Innovator Award recognizes the outstanding young women shaping the future of SWE by developing an engineering identity in themselves and others. Award recipients exemplify intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm, and leadership in the STEM community. These students demonstrate a commitment to bettering the lives of women in STEM, volunteer in outreach initiatives, and are pursuing a career in engineering. SWENexters in their senior year of high school are eligible and recipients are selected by SWE members. Global Innovator Award recipients are honored at the SWE Annual Conference. Up to six winners will be announced this fall!

Who’s Eligible: Grade 12 (in Fall 2020)

What you have to do: Answer four short essay questions and create a video that is less than three minutes long discussing your involvement and interest in STEM.

Global Innovator Award Recipients receive the following:

All-Expense-Paid Trip and Registration to WE20, SWE’s global conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2020 for the recipient and one adult chaperone.

Participation in the SWENext High School Leadership Academy.

Participation in the Invent it. Build it.

Recognition at the SWE WE20 Awards Banquet

Participation in Community Award poster presentations during the Outreach EXPO where they will present their poster to middle school girls, parents, educators, and professional engineers.

A trophy, certificate of achievement, a “Watch me change the world” t-shirt and other goodies!

The 2020 Application will open in April 2020. Check-out last year’s award requirements below and the winners here!

 

SWENext Club Best Practices Award

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The SWENext Club Best Practices Awards recognize outstanding Clubs that excel in areas such as outreach, college preparation, and engagement with STEM professionals. The 2020 Application will open in April 2020.

Who’s Eligible: High school-aged SWENext Clubs (9 – 12 in Fall 2020)

SWENext Clubs Challenge

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The SWENext Clubs Challenge recognizes an outstanding Club that takes on the annual challenge related to the theme of the SWE Annual Conference that year.

Who’s Eligible: High school-aged SWENext Clubs (grades 9 – 12 in Fall 2020)

What you have to do: Create a 5-7 minute video that addresses the ‘WE Live, WE Learn, WE Lead’ values as identified in the award prompt.

SWENext Club Challenge Winners receive the following:

All-Expense-Paid Trip and Registration to WE20, SWE’s global conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in November 2020 for the recipient and one adult chaperone.

Participation in the SWENext High School Leadership Academy.

Participation in the Invent it. Build it.

Recognition at the SWE WE20 Awards Banquet

Participation in the Outreach EXPO where they will present their hands-on engineering demonstration and talk about SWENext Clubs to middle school girls, parents, educators, and professional engineers.

A trophy, certificate of achievement, “Watch me change the world” t-shirt, and other goodies!

The 2020 Application will open in April 2020. Check-out last year’s award requirements below and the winners here!

 

Families and educators play a key role in the success of SWENexters. The SWENext program offers resources and information for adult advocates as well.