Programs for SWE Sections and Members
Partnering with Girl Scouts
SWE is proud to partner with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to build female leaders and encourage girls to explore STEM, build confidence, and pursue careers in STEM fields.
Through our national collaboration, we encourage our SWE Sections to work with local Girl Scout councils to host joint events and STEM programming for Girl Scouts, provide SWE volunteers with more opportunities, and give girls more engineering experiences by offering SWENext membership to all Girl Scouts.
Together with GSUSA, we hope to offer girls support and inspiration from SWE women. And, importantly, we hope to create strong, lasting relationships between Girl Scout councils and SWE Sections.
Please use our SWE and Girl Scouts Collaboration Guide to begin—or strengthen—your SWE Section’s relationship with your local Girl Scout council.
About Girl Scouts
We believe in the power of every girl to change the world. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. We introduce Girl Scouts of all ages to science, technology, engineering, and math to help them see how they can work to improve the world.
Learn more about Girl Scouts.
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Programs for Adult Advocates & Parents
- DiscoverE helps unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. There are various resources available, including 10 Reasons to Love Engineering, Conversation Starters, and Activities.
- DiscoverE’s Future City Competition introduces middle school students to the wonders of engineering through imagining, researching, designing, and building a city of the future – and you can get involved!
- Design Squad – includes activities, animations, video profiles, and episodes.
- EngineerGirl.org’s website is designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities engineering represents for girls and women.
- FIRST at Home is a way for our community to stay engaged with FIRST during a period where there are various scenarios for continuing hands-on, face-to-face learning. The page spotlights specific resources targeted for educators and coaches that focus on specific skill-building. It also features a free and flexible curriculum series for teachers, parents, and coaches to engage students in STEM learning, skill development, and FUN in various learning environments.
- Howtosmile.org benefits from a prestigious and diverse array of national organizations dedicated to STEM.
SWE offers various resources that can be used to bring awareness to SWENexters and SWENext programs.