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High School Conference

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About HSC

High School Conference is an annual conference hosted by the Society of Women Engineers chapter at Texas A&M University. The conference is an event where high school juniors & seniors will be exposed to various engineering-oriented group activities that will give them a feel of what an engineering major looks like. The participants will also take part in several Texas A&M traditions and be taken on campus tours and class visits to get to know our university and its culture.

 

Join us at the High School Conference at Texas A&M University and see what engineering at Aggieland is all about!

What to Expect at HSC

Possible Itinerary - Based on HSC 2024

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Please note that this is likely not the same schedule as HSC 2025 will be. However, it will likely be similar.

Why Attend HSC?

"Howdy! My name is Elise Nguyen and I attended the Society of Women Engineers High School Conference for two consecutive years: firstly in 2021 for the "Avatar the Last Airbender" virtual conference, and again in 2022 for the "Prisoner of Aggieland" in-person conference. My favorite experience from both years' conference was the main engineering design challenge, which allowed me to think creatively and analytically with the pressure of a friendly competition. Attending the High School Conference helped me feel so welcomed when I joined SWE as a undergraduate student, and I remember telling my parents right after the 2022 High School Conference that I was ready to finish high school and move on to the college life!"

-Elise Nguyen 

"I attended High School Conference (HSC) in 2020 when the theme was STEM Wars! My favorite part of HSC would have to be either when we attended the research lab tours, where we were shown current equipment TAMU researchers used as well as given a brief introduction to what they were working on and how it could help in the future, or College Fair, when we got to go around to different departments within engineering and learn about what they do. I learned so much about different fields that I'd never even heard of before. Also, I got to listen to amazing speakers, such as Dr. Nancy Currie-Greg, as well as completed awesome engineering challenges that all inspired me to pursue engineering as my career. I loved HSC so much and am grateful I got to experience it. I highly recommend HSC to current and future high schoolers."

-Emily DeGraaff

"Hello, my name is Katelyn Kramer! I attended HSC in 2022 when the theme was Harry Potter. I knew I loved my STEM classes like math and physics, but I didn't know how I could combine those skills into a career. HSC showed me how I could combine my academic interests into a tangible goal: engineering. I remember learning about all the different types of engineering fields and the research opportunities that come with being an engineer, which ultimately helped me decide to major in engineering.  I also enjoyed the fun projects we worked on and the friendly competition that motivated each team to try and win the robot programming contest. Overall, I made a lot of friends, enjoyed good food, learned about engineering and Texas A&M, and had a lot of fun!"

-Katelyn Kramer

Parallel Lines

Officers

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Howdy! My name is Audrey Bui, and I am a junior Mechanical Engineering major from Austin, TX. I got involved in SWE during my freshman year where I was a member of the Outreach, High School Conference, and SWElites Socials Committees. In my sophomore year, I continued to be on the HSC Committee and was also a co-counselor for the SWElites Service Committee. This year, I am excited to serve as one of the HSC Co-Chairs! In my free time, I love watching Formula 1, crocheting, listening to K-pop, and watching movies and K-dramas. I can't wait to see what this year brings!

Audrey Bui

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Howdy! My name is Kaylee Pfister, and I’m a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major from Flower Mound, TX. I first got involved with SWE when I attended the 2022 HSC as a high school senior. Then as a freshman, I was a member of both the HSC committee and SWElites. This year, I am thrilled to serve as an HSC Co-Chair! In my free time, I enjoy watching 90’s rom-coms and playing piano. I’m excited to see what all we accomplish this year!

Kaylee Pfister

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Howdy! My name is Divya Pochimcherla and I am a Sophomore {major} Engineering Major from Austin, TX. During my freshman year, I got involved in SWE as a SWElite and a member of the HSC committee, and I am thrilled to serve as an HSC co-chair this year! I love to travel, bake, listen to kpop, and play the NYT games. I'm so excited to work with this amazing team to plan this year's high school conference!

Divya Pochimcherla

What We Do

These officers set up everything for conference, from scheduling speakers and entertainment, to ensuring safety protocols are in place, along with so much more. These three officers, with the help of their committee, design T-Shirts, craft engineering challenges, and more to keep the conference exciting each year, all while completing their rigorous engineering coursework. Feel free to ask them any questions at hsc@swetamu.org.

Are you a TAMU student interested in helping?

Be on the lookout at the beginning of the Fall semester to join the HSC Committee! Help design themed shirts, flyers, and nametags, or assist in the creation of fun interactive activities and icebreakers for the High Schoolers to complete! Only a 1 hour commitment per week!

2025 Sponsors

Please email 1stvp@swetamu.org for more information about HSC 2025 sponsorship. Be featured here, on the t-shirts, and/or in email communications to the 100+ attendees!

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