What: The local chapter of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is making this annual event a fun experience for 160 Coastal Empire elementary, middle, and high school students. The science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities are designed to encourage involvement and create excitement about engineering.
This event facilitates collaboration between students in grades 4-12 and local STEM professionals and teachers. Students will participate in multiple hands-on projects designed to challenge their creativity, promote teamwork, and introduce them to the wonderful world of engineering. While Girls Engineer It Day is aimed at girls, boys are encouraged to attend. Students will participate in separate tracks of two to three classes lasting one hour each.
Rockin’ Roller Coaster
Tiny Dancing Doll
Better Water for a Better
The Engineering Process: Build a Catapult
Secret Candy Safe
World Airplane Design
When: January 15, 2022
Where: St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA 31410
Registration: The fee is $8 and includes all supplies for the activities and a commemorative t-shirt. After January 7th, the registration cost increases to $10.
Sponsors: This event is made possible by our sponsors. St. Andrew’s School, JCB, and Society of Military Engineers generously donated their resources to help make this event successful. MegaWatt Lasers of Hilton Head is sponsoring an engineering activity.
“We are thankful to do a small part to encourage and inspire young women to pursue STEM professions. We need their unique ideas, voice, and leadership in every engineering field. Girls Engineer It Day gives us the opportunity to reach students on a larger scale and we hope you join us for the fun!” – Emily Hilson, Savannah Coastal Empire SWE President
The Society of Women Engineers, founded in 1950, is a nonprofit educational and service organization. SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in those aspirations and be recognized for their life-changing contributions and achievements as engineers and leaders.
The need for the United States to build a new generation of leaders proficient in engineering and technology is at the top of the nation’s agenda. While encouraging all young people to pursue careers in related fields is critical, this initiative has even greater significance among the nation’s young women.