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 Daniela Liendo and I’m a junior Civil Engineering major from Laredo, Texas. I am so excited to serve as one of the Outreach Co-Chairs, specifically in charge of SWE Engage! My SWE involvement started this past year with the SWE Outreach committees. Outside of SWE, I am an ambassador for Women in Engineering and Access and Inclusion. I am also involved in SHPE, ASCE, and Aggieland Mariachi. I really love to spend time with my friends, paint memes, play music, and most importantly I love teaching young students. I am very passionate about this program and I am ready to have an amazing year!
Howdy! My name is Lindsey Harrington, and I am a sophomore Multidisciplinary Engineering major from Pearland, TX. The focus of my degree is on STEM Education, so I could not be more excited to serve as the SWE Outreach Co-Chair and lead the Inspire team! During my first year in SWE, I was a member of both the FLAME and Outreach programs. I am also involved in two other on-campus organizations that I am really passionate about: Cru and PSUN. I enjoy running, reading, golfing, and you can find me at a coffee shop any time of day or night! I cannot wait to see what this next year brings!