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 the elementary school component that is designed to introduce engineering and science to young students in an exciting learning environment. SWE Engage is the middle school component that allows students to dive deeper into engineering through coding. Lastly, SWENext is a mentorship program for high school students to learn about the next steps in life.
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 Elizabeth Sharf and I am a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Sugar Land, Texas. I joined SWE last year and was part of the SWElites socials committee. I had an amazing experience in this organization during my freshman year, so I am beyond excited to serve as your 2021-2022 Outreach Co-Chair. Outside of school, I love to hang out with friends, eat good food, and paint landscapes while listening to true crime podcasts or discovering new music. I am thrilled to get to know everyone this coming year and have the opportunity to inspire children through STEM activities.
Howdy! My name is Sneha Sequeira and I am a senior Mechanical Engineering major from Katy, TX. I have loved being part of SWE throughout my four years at A&M - I was a member of SWElites my freshman year in the Service Committee, became a SWElites counselor my sophomore year where I co-lead the STEMfest Committee, and mentored for SWENext and the Big-Little program my junior year. This year, I am really excited to serve as the SWE Outreach Officer in charge of our middle-school program Engage. Outside of SWE, I am an ambassador for Engineering Honors and lead a choir at St. Mary's. I also enjoy playing the piano, trying out new recipes, hiking, and travelling.