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High School Conference


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!

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


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Howdy! My name is Kathlyn Pfister and I am a junior Chemical Engineering major from Flower Mound, TX. I first got involved with SWE my freshman year, where I was on the design team for STEMfest. Then my sophomore year I was the STEMfest Chair. This year I will be serving as a HSC Co-Chair, and I am thrilled! In my free time I enjoy reading, crocheting, watching romcoms, and hanging out with friends. I am so excited excited to see what this year will bring!

Kathlyn Pfister

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Howdy! My name is Elise Nguyen and I'm a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major from Dallas, TX. My SWE journey includes attending the 2021 High School Conference as a high school junior, attending the 2022 High School Conference as a senior, and volunteering at the 2023 High School Conference as a freshman. Now I'm excited to serve SWE as a High School Conference Co-Chair alongside the women who encouraged, inspired, and taught me to be a confident woman in engineering! Outside of SWE, I love exercising my creative juices by rhythmic tap dancing, choreographing, and learning to play drum kit!

Elise Nguyen

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Howdy! My name is Annie Bone and I am a junior civil engineering student from Oklahoma. I joined SWE at the start of my freshman year and was a member of the SWE Outreach committee. Being a part of Outreach was a highlight of my year, so I applied for an open officer position for my sophomore year and was an Outreach Co-Chair. This year I am excited to be serving as a High School Conference Co-Chair. Outside of school, I enjoy drawing, reading, and petting my dog. I am super excited to see what we can accomplish this year and can’t wait to get started!

Annie Bone

2024 Sponsors

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