Society of Women Engineers

Youth Programs

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 to become part of the SWE community as a student through the age of 18.

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.

Youth Programs
Youth Programs
Youth Programs
Youth Programs
Youth Programs
Youth Programs
Youth Programs

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.

Professional Growth

Access virtual learnings and training for professional development.


Gain an advantage for the $850,000 in SWE scholarships.

Career Development

Gain access to opportunities to take the next steps in your path to a STEM career, including exclusive access to professional career fairs.

Leadership Development

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


Attend local outreach events hosted by SWE professionals or collegians or apply to attend national events such as the SWENext High School Leadership Academy or DesignLab.


Apply for individual or group awards. See the Awards page for more detail.


SWENext Clubs

SWENext Clubs are a way to connect with SWE members and other SWENexters in your area.

Your SWENext club can be any size with students in K-12 grades.

The direction of your club is up to you! Your Club can,

  • Participate in national programs like the SWENext Club Challenge or DesignLab Challenge
  • Work on projects that use engineering to help people in your community. (The DesignLab Challenge provides funding!)
  • Participate in hands-on activities
  • Host outreach events for younger students in your community
  • Attend outreach events hosted by SWE sections in your area
  • Explore career and college options
  • Compete in a competition like Future City or FIRST Robotics

See the SWENext Clubs page for more detail.

Check out the 2017 SWENext Club Challenge Winners Below!

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