Society of Women Engineers

Youth Programs


The Society of Women Engineers is the world's largest advocate for women in engineering and technology with a community of over 40,000 professional and collegiate members.

SWENext is a way for girls to become a part of the SWE engineering community as a student through the age of 18. Although our program focuses on girls, all students are encouraged to get involved.

Any student 13 or older can become a SWENexter. For those younger than 13, a parent will need to be the primary contact. Learn more about SWENext membership benefits below.


  • Empower females under the age of 18 to prepare for careers in engineering and technology.
  • Provide programming to help females under the age of 18 to develop leadership skills and self-confidence to succeed in a career in engineering and technology.
  • Expand the image of the engineering and technology professions as a positive force in improving the quality of life.
  • Demonstrate the value of diversity and inclusion.
  • Provide programming to empower females under the age of 18 to become advocates for peers and younger girls.

Adults can stay connected to SWENext by signing up for our Adult Advocate or SWENext Educator Newsletter.

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SWENext Member Benefits

Supporting the next generation of women in engineering and technology!


SWE Community

Connect with peers and women engineers in the SWE community.



Receive monthly newsletters from women engineers containing career advice, scholarship tips and SWE announcements.



SWENext Clubs

Bring SWENext home by starting a club in your school or community.



Apply for individual or group awards and challenges.



Gain an advantage for applying to more than $810,000 in SWE scholarships with member-exclusive access to Scholarship tips.



Attend local outreach events such as Invent It. Build It. or submit your local outreach event for marketing and promotion.

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SWENext offers a variety of resources for students, educators, SWE members, and advocates such as recruitment flyers, access to fun engineering activities, comic books and presentations.


Leadership Development

Participate in events and programming to hone your leadership skills. Club members have additional access to leadership opportunities.


Career Development

Receive college preparation through our "High School Milestones" pamphlets and gain exclusive access to professional career fairs at our local and national conferences.