Society of Women Engineers

Youth Programs

SWENext

SWENext is a way for girls to become a part of the SWE engineering community as a student through the age of 18. SWENexters have access to programs, mentors, and resources designed to develop leadership skills and self-confidence to #BeThatEngineer and succeed in a career in engineering and technology.  Although our program focuses on girls, all students are encouraged to get involved.  Click here to learn more about the benefits of joining SWENext. 

SWENext Mission

  • Empower students to prepare for careers in engineering and technology.
  • Provide programming for students to develop leadership skills and self-confidence to succeed in careers 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, equity and inclusion.
  • Provide programming to empower students to become advocates for peers and younger girls.

Join SWENext

The SWENext program offers a great opportunity for students to join SWE and provides resources for parents and educators to engage girls in engineering and technology. Membership in SWENext is free and girls 13-18 can sign up on their own; girls under 13 are allowed to join when the parent agrees to be the primary contact.