SWE Outreach is a program designed to teach K-12 students about engineering through engaging hands-on activities. Outreach is composed of three components: SWE Inspire, SWE Engage, and SWENext.
SWE Inspire is a program for elementary students where SWE members travel to local elementary schools to perform science demonstrations and engage in experiments with students. SWE members also help facilitate friendly engineering competitions among the elementary school groups. The purpose of this program is to foster an early interest in STEM fields and inspire elementary school students to pursue engineering.
SWE Engage allows SWE members to volunteer at local middle schools in the College Station area to teach students about coding logic and the different engineering disciplines. Each session will involve middle school students getting hands on experience with the Lego Mindstorm EV3 sets and performing various challenging tasks. The purpose of this program is for middle school students to engage and foster interest in coding and engineering.
SWENext is a program that targets high school students looking to explore various engineering fields for their next steps in life. SWE members will have the opportunity to work closely with high school students to foster an environment of learning and mentorship. In SWENext, high school students will learn about the plethora of engineering disciplines, hear about different industries, and communicate with SWENext members through a mentorship program. SWENext mentors and mentees will correspond on a bi-weekly basis to discuss college readiness and refine communication and professional skills.
Howdy! My name is Samantha Jones and I am a sophomore General Engineering major from Brownsville, TX. In my free time, I enjoy crocheting, listening to music, playing the violin, and reading. I joined SWE during my freshman year as a SWElite on the Service Committee. I was also a part of the Communications Committee for STEMfest, an HSC volunteer, a Big/Little member, and a FLAME member. This year, I will be serving as one of the Outreach Co-Chairs, and I could not be more grateful and excited! I cannot wait to get started and have a productive, impactful year.
Howdy! My name is Carolina Negrete, a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Humble, TX. During my freshman year I was a member of the SWElites and a member of its corresponding professional development committee. My experience with interacting within the SWE network inspired me to pursue leadership as the Co-chair of SWE Outreach. Additionally, I'm an avid reader, connoisseur of Broadway musicals and cat enthusiast. When I'm not busy I enjoy gardening and playing with my cat, Obi-wan. I'm very much looking forward to an amazing year filled with awesome memories, inspiring and serving others.